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John Jack Spurling

 (1870 - 1933)
John (Jack) Robert Charles Spurling was active/lived in United Kingdom.  John Jack Spurling is known for marine painting.

Biography   John (Jack) Spurling


Born in England December 12, 1870, he first went to sea at 16, onboard the ship Astoria, with a cargo of coal bound for Shanghai.  He suffered a fall and ended up hospitalized in China, where he took to his passion of painting ships.  The downtime provided him the opportunity to earn a second mate's certificate, and he joined the Blue Anchor Line as a junior officer.  He served for seven years, and spent years as a stage actor following this.
 
Through it all, he painted.  His art earned him a position illustrating the covers of  The Blue Peter which in turn carried his name to the corners of the earth as a highly accomplished marine artist.  Absolutely confident in not only his ability but   ...  Displaying 750 of 1171 characters.

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The four-masted wool clipper Port Jackson cutting through a heavy swell under reefed topsails
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The square-rigged wool clipper Argonaut under full sail and running before the wind, with the P.& O. steamer Mooltan in her wake astern
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