Atlantic Moon by Peter Vincent
On Tuesday, at the family plot in Marblehead, we buried the ashes of my uncle Peter Vincent. It seemed fitting that it started down pouring rain before the small ceremony of family members. All we needed was some wind to recreate some of the raw feeling of the fisherman on the decks of many of Peters etchings and paintings.
Eoin By Peter Vincent
As I try to clear my mind to reflect on the passing of my uncle, artist, teacher and friend, I think of the complexities that made this man a man that strived to be simple. He was an artist that changed the concept of what marine painting could and should be. He studied everything around him and brought the emotion and strength of the Gloucester and Nova Scotia fishermen in their sloops to life. With the creation of the face of the strong men of the sea and the pain and trials that came with the work.
Peter’s paintings are in many private and museum collections, and over the years he has received many awards recognizing his outstanding work. The Rockport Art Association, Mystic Seaport, Copley Society and the Cape Ann Historical Association are a few of the arts organizations that have honored him and his work
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From Deb Clarke;
i went to the Cape Ann Historical Museum on saturday afternoon to find that my paintings are not currently on exhibit. Peter Vincent’s paintings greet you at the entrance to the Maritime Collection. and in the upstairs hall, the bright wonderful world of Clara Wainwright. There is a quilt of the world that is in progress. the instructions say: pick up a needle and make a stitch. i will go back to do so, and i want to look at some etchings that caught my attention, as well as, the new aquisitions (2 bernard chaet seascapes are worth another look).
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Clara Wainwright, Surrounded by Water
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Windward Leeward: Peter Vincent Paintings
March 6 through May 30, 2010
Saturday, March 6 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This program is free and open to the public.
‘Windward Leeward’ exhibit blows into Cape Ann Museum
By Gloucester Daily Times Staff
On Saturday, March 6, Cape Ann Museum sails back from its winter hiatus with a reception to mark the opening of “Windward Leeward,” a stunning exhibition of ‘Dory Era’ paintings by one of New England’s most highly regarded contemporary maritime artists, Peter Vincent. His still, starkly composed images of Gloucester’s long-gone seafaring world are the artist’s reverent and powerfully moving tribute to his subject matter, and have won him numerous awards, including Mystic Seaport Museum’s first annual Thomas Hoyne Award. His “Men who go down to the sea” do not just inhabit, but haunt his works, as they continue to haunt their native harbor. The painting’s flat, muted tones suggest the calm before the storm; the perilous power of the sea to be at once livelihood and graveyard.
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