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James Edward Buttersworth

 (1817 - 1894)
James Edward Buttersworth was active/lived in New Jersey, New York / United Kingdom, England.  James Buttersworth is known for maritime painting, sailing ships.

Biography   James Edward Buttersworth


Known for marine paintings from subjects he observed in the waters off New York, James Buttersworth lived long enough to depict the early steamship era.  His career spanning sixty years was dedicated to portraits of all types of ships at sea such as racing clipper ships, steamers, and yachts.  Nearly 600 of his paintings have been found, and his contribution in preserving this colorful chapter in American history is profound.

His special skill was portraying the majesty, grace, and movement of sailing vessels, and viewers have a strong sense of being pulled along because of the curves and flow he conveyed in his wind-filled sails.

He applied paint thinly, primarily in oil, and used a variety of grounds inc   ...  Displaying 750 of 8656 characters.

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THE YACHT "MAGIC" DEFENDING AMERICA'S CUP, 1870
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Puritan Leading Genesta: America's Cup 1885
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