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 Robert Lee Perry  (20th century)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Maine      Known for: marine painting-sailing ships

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American Ship in Coastal Waters
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Robert Lee Perry (20th Century, American) From a brochure supplied by the artist.....

Meet the Artist... Robert Lee Perry who began study of art with parents as a small boy.

Learned to sail boats at an early age, Studied Naval architecture

Over 30 foreign voyages in U.S. Merchant marine,

Collected over a lifetime an enviable library of books pertaining to the sea and ships, rigging and marin history.

Master builder of ships for U.S. Navy during World War II and numerous private yachts.

Designer and builder of State of Maine Sportsman Shows for many years.

Built and owned several yachts for his own use, a 50' schooner and the last a 40' ketch, which he has sailed giving him the opportunity to study the sea in its many moods.

Has been yacht captain, marine surveyor, ships rigger.

Encouraged many years ago by his friend Andrew Wyeth to paint the sea and ships, also by Stanley Woodward and more recently Ken Gore, with whom he has studied.

Also spent 1970 painting and studying in Europe in many marine museums.

Specializes in portraits of famous clipper ships from original plans with same detailed care given a scale museum model.

Member of numerous art associations and has received many honors and awards.

Paintings are done from original plans, where available and research in order to present an accurate oil painting in detail.

Memberships and Exhibitions.....
Rockport Art Assn.
Newbury Art Assn.
York Art Assnl, York, Main
Cape Ann Arts Festival
Collectors Gallery, Camden Maine
Mansfield Arts Festival, Mansfield, Mass,
Strawberry Banke, Portsmouth NH
Taunton Art Show, Taunton Mass.
Brewster Academy, Wolfboro, NH
Kittery Art Assn.
Gov. Gummer Academy, Byfiled, Mass
Rowley Art Show, Rowley , Mass


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