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Poole, Burnell (1884-1933) USA (8)

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MorganJVBurnell Poole was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He married in 1920 to his only wife, Constance; they had a son, Burnell Poole, Jr., in 1924.
During the First World War he took hundreds of photographs of the work of US Navy shipyards.

Poole was commissioned by the Navy as a war artist to paint oil canvases of warships at sea. Many of these were unfinished on his death in 1939, and some were destroyed in a warehouse fire, but the remainder provide a view of the ships of the time and their dazzle camouflage. He painted a variety of canvases of scenes of ships in action, including of the destroyer USS Allen escorting the troopship USS Leviathan. Describing one of these paintings, now held by the Naval Historical Foundation, the artist commented that "This painting depicts the U.S. Destroyer Allen escorting the troop transport Leviathan through the danger zone on a typical dull day in the North Atlantic in rough weather. The visibility is fair", and "Under such conditions the Leviathan made about 23 or 24 knots necessitating 25 or 26 [knots] for the destroyer on account of her independent zigzag course."

In 1918 he visited the British Isles as naval correspondent for the New York magazine Everybody's Magazine. He took the opportunity to paint images of the British fleet, becoming the Royal Navy's official artist.

Poole died at Englewood, New Jersey, in 1933. He has been described as "among the most accomplished marine artists of the first half of the 20th century"; he left many aquatints of yachts and other maritime scenes.

 

Burnell Poole - 8 ETCHINGS
Burnell Poole
The America's cup yacht Enterprise
Burnell Poole
Etching of Reliance
Burnell Poole
SHAMROCK V
Burnell Poole
OLD RIVALS, VANITIE & RESOLUTE, 1929
Burnell Poole
SHAMROCK II 1901
Burnell Poole
VANITIE 1914
Burnell Poole
WEETAMOE 1930
Burnell Poole
SHAMROCK IV 1914

 

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