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Three Visions of Gloucester

Peter Vincent, Jeff Weaver and Don Gorvett in a new show at the Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announce the opening of their latest exhibition, Vincent, Weaver, Gorvett: Gloucester, Three Visions on Saturday, October 24 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on view through February 28, 2016.
unnamed-3Peter Vincent (1947–2012), Howard Blackburn [detail] (undated), egg tempera on board, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harold White, 1993 [Acc. #2887]; Jeff Weaver, Pavilion Beach [detail] (2006), oil on canvas, gift of the artist, 2008 [Acc. #2008-25]; Don Gorvett, Gloucester Reveries [detail] (1996), woodblock reduction print, 9 of 12, gift of the artist, 1996 [Acc. #1996.32].

During the early 1970s, the lives of Weaver, Gorvett and Vincent converged in Gloucester. They had each studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and for a time, Don Gorvett and Jeff Weaver shared studio space in an apartment building on the Fort; Peter, who lived in Rockport, was a frequent visitor. For each artist, Gloucester’s hardscrabble working waterfront was the attraction. Struggling to recover from the ravages of urban renewal, while at the same time weathering the slow steady demise of the city’s fishing industry, Gloucester Harbor in the early 1970s was a gold mine for the three artists.

Today, Jeff Weaver maintains a studio in Gloucester. After painting signs and murals in the 1990s, he turned his focus to watercolor and oil. Jeff can frequently be seen around town, brush and palette in hand, looking to capture the particular flavor of the city he calls home. Don Gorvett currently lives and works in Portsmouth, NH, having maintained a studio in Gloucester for many years. Don excels at the exacting art of reduction wood block printing and is a dedicated teacher. Peter Vincent, who passed away in 2012, secured a solid reputation as one of New England’s most well regarded marine artists. In 1986 he was honored with the coveted Mystic Invitational Award for excellence in painting.

Related Programs
Saturday, November 7 at 9:30 a.m.
The Art & Life of Peter Vincent: A Gallery Talk with Eoin Vincent

Saturday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Jeff Weaver Gallery Talk

Saturday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Don Gorvett Gallery Talk

Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m.
A Conversation with Eoin Vincent, Jeff Weaver and Don Gorvett

These programs are free for Museum members / $10 nonmembers (includes admission). Space is limited, reservations required: (978) 283-0455 x10 or info@capeannmuseum.org. Updates and details at capeannmuseum.org.

Peter Vincent, The Man and the Sea

Peter Vincent, The Man and the Sea

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

For the rest of this entry about Peter Vincent written by nephew Eoin Vincent click here

From: Deb Clarke

From Deb Clarke;

hey there!
  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).
For more Info on the going on’s at The Cape Ann Historical Museum click the link below:

Clara Wainwright, Surrounded by Water

Peter Vincent


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Cape Ann Museum Re-Opens

Windward Leeward: Peter Vincent Paintings

March 6 through May 30, 2010

Opening Reception

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.

Read more of the Times article here.