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Pearce, Leonard J. (1932-2017) UK (22)

Category: PAINTERS

Although little is known about this artist who adeptly worked in both watercolors and oils, records show that he sailed to the far east in the 1860's. (Traditionally, the majority of sea painters lacked any gallery representation, preferring instead to work directly from commissions by the vessel owners themselves).

He later settled in Boston and Marblehead, where apparently he continued with his successful commissioned ship's portraiture pursuit.

Being active in one of the largest sailing centers during the great age of yachting, Pierce had an excellent vantage point to document many of the great sailing yachts of his day. His paintings have accurately preserved the character of these historic vessels for future generations to enjoy.

Alzheimer's disease caused a progressive decline in his health since 2015, eventually succumbing in Caerphilly on June 12 2018.

 

Leonard J. Pearce - 22 PAINTINGS
Leonard J. Pearce
'America' 1851
Leonard J. Pearce
Alarm Off Osborne
Leonard J. Pearce
'Arrow'
Leonard J. Pearce
The Trial of Schooner Yacht AMERICA & MARIA
Leonard J. Pearce
'America' on test 1851
Leonard J. Pearce
Trial-horse 'Maria' 1851
Leonard J. Pearce
'Dauntless'
Leonard J. Pearce
'Dauntless' and 'Clio'
Leonard J. Pearce
Magic Victor in the 1st Defense of the Americas Cup, 1870
Leonard J. Pearce
'Magic' 1870
Leonard J. Pearce
Schooner Yacht SAPPHO, America's Cup 1871
Leonard J. Pearce
'Columbia'
Leonard J. Pearce
'The Start'
Leonard J. Pearce
'Sappho' vs 'Livonia' 1871
Leonard J. Pearce
The Run Down the Wind
Leonard J. Pearce
'Start for the Cup'
Leonard J. Pearce
'Genesta' trailing 'Puritan' 1885
Leonard J. Pearce
Puritan 1885
Leonard J. Pearce
Puritan vs. Genesta in the 1885 America's Cup off the Sandy hook lightship
Leonard J. Pearce
'Mayflower' vs 'Galatea' 1886
Leonard J. Pearce
'Vigilant' vs 'Valkyrie' 1893
Leonard J. Pearce
'Neck And Neck'


 

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