Collins, Earl E. (1925-1992) USA (1)

Catégorie : PEINTRES

CollinsEEVBorn in New Haven, Connecticut, Earl Collins focused his painting career primarily on marine painting. From his childhood, which from age five was spent at the Hamptons on Long Island, he grew up surrounded by boats and became fascinated with seafaring subjects.

CollinsEE2He spent hours sketching busy harbor and other marine scenes, and at age 12, took a job on a commercial fishing boat. Collins served for three years in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he went to Paris to study under Swiss artist Rudolph Eicher and learned Old Master techniques.

Missing the ocean life, Collins moved back to the U.S. when he was twenty-seven and became the Captain of two large merchant ships. In 1962, he bought and became Captain of the largest commercial sword fishing vessel in the U.S.

From 1971, he was a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. His works are in the collections of the Chrysler Museum and the U.S. Navy Collection.


Schooner Yacht DAUNTLESS Leading the Way


Signed, lower right Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches