Gordon Grant, American 1875-1962 ‘Tropic Sailing’


12 x 16 in. oil on panel, signed l.r.

Housed in its original wooden frame

Gordon Grant grew up in San Francisco and at age 12 sailed around the Horn to London, England to study art at the Heatherly and Lambeth Schools. Returning to his native city in the 1890s, he was an illustrator for the Examiner. Grant maintained a studio in New York City throughout most of his career and was active in California as a member and exhibitor of the California Printmakers and California Society of Etchers. He was the author-illustrator of Ships Under Sail (1941) and The Secret Voyage (1943). Collections: CGA; Shasta State Historical Museum; MM; Whitney Museum; Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha); NY Public Library; Annapolis Naval Academy; New Britain Museum of Art; Library of Congress; White House (Washington DC); Kennebunkport (ME) Post Office (mural).

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