{"id":1385765568559,"title":"CONTE GRANDE: 1928 - Original oil painting by Joe Wilhelm","handle":"conte-grande-1928-original-oil-painting-by-joe-wilhelm","description":"\u003cp\u003eItalian Line – An original oil painting of the CONTE GRANDE by famed maritime artist Joseph Wilhelm, Jr. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 13” by 18” oil-on-board shows the liner soon in calm seasons after 1932 when she gained the new Italian Line funnel colors.  Taped on back is a note from the artist: “The CONTE GRANDE was to me, all a liner should be.  She had a well balance look, and above all looked like a ship, far unlike the wedding cakes of today ... A pleasure to paint, and I hope the painting will be enjoyed by all who see it for many years to come.” \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere is a short bio on Wilhelm from the internet: \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Born in 1920, marine artist Joseph A. 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A pleasure to paint, and I hope the painting will be enjoyed by all who see it for many years to come.” \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere is a short bio on Wilhelm from the internet: \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Born in 1920, marine artist Joseph A. Wilhelm began his career as one of the country's preeminent marine ship modelers before turning to painting on canvas, an art he joked that was \"easier on my eyes\".  Influenced by a childhood spent along the Mississippi River, he started painting scenes that depicted the character and romance of the great merchant vessels that traded in the harbor of his hometown, New Orleans.  His sense of proportion, scale and understanding of ships, as well as his archive of research materials, enabled him to create paintings that were crisp, clean and very distinctive in their photo-realism.  His marine subjects, gathered from ports and harbors from New York to the Gulf of Mexico and down to the Panama Canal, captured the imagination of art critics, collectors and historians.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"He received numerous awards and was named a Patron Artist for the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.  He was regularly commissioned to do portraits by steamship companies and collectors.  Self-taught, Wilhelm was widely regarded and respected as a teacher and mentor to many artists.  His well-known humor and personality made him one of the most popular artists in art galleries across the country.  Wilhelm died in 2003 at his home in Covington, Louisiana.”\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e Excellent condition and ready for framing.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

CONTE GRANDE: 1928 - Original oil painting by Joe Wilhelm

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Italian Line – An original oil painting of the CONTE GRANDE by famed maritime artist Joseph Wilhelm, Jr. 

The 13” by 18” oil-on-board shows the liner soon in calm seasons after 1932 when she gained the new Italian Line funnel colors.  Taped on back is a note from the artist: “The CONTE GRANDE was to me, all a liner should be.  She had a well balance look, and above all looked like a ship, far unlike the wedding cakes of today ... A pleasure to paint, and I hope the painting will be enjoyed by all who see it for many years to come.” 

Here is a short bio on Wilhelm from the internet: 

“Born in 1920, marine artist Joseph A. Wilhelm began his career as one of the country's preeminent marine ship modelers before turning to painting on canvas, an art he joked that was "easier on my eyes".  Influenced by a childhood spent along the Mississippi River, he started painting scenes that depicted the character and romance of the great merchant vessels that traded in the harbor of his hometown, New Orleans.  His sense of proportion, scale and understanding of ships, as well as his archive of research materials, enabled him to create paintings that were crisp, clean and very distinctive in their photo-realism.  His marine subjects, gathered from ports and harbors from New York to the Gulf of Mexico and down to the Panama Canal, captured the imagination of art critics, collectors and historians.  

"He received numerous awards and was named a Patron Artist for the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.  He was regularly commissioned to do portraits by steamship companies and collectors.  Self-taught, Wilhelm was widely regarded and respected as a teacher and mentor to many artists.  His well-known humor and personality made him one of the most popular artists in art galleries across the country.  Wilhelm died in 2003 at his home in Covington, Louisiana.”

 Excellent condition and ready for framing.

$750.00
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