Reginald Arthur Borstel
(1875 - 1922)
Reginald Arthur Borstel was active/lived in Australia. Reginald Borstel is known for painting.
Biography Reginald Arthur Borstel
Reginald Arnold Borstel was born in Newtown, Sydney, Australia in 1875, the son of a master mariner. In his early years he was himself a sailor, serving for a time as chief mate aboard the full-rigged ship RABOETEL. Later he became one of several artists employed by the Adelaide Photo Company of Sydney to work from photographs of ships and create oil paintings showing them in brisk winds and whitecapped seas.
Borstel worked on his own in later years and is recognized as one of the last Australian marine artists to be commissioned directly by ship captains and owners to document the last days of the great age of sail. He successfully bridged the gap from sail to steam, but most often he painted the last surviving windjammers, the grea
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