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Mays, Brian (1938-) UK (12)

Category: PAINTERS

MaysBV Brian Mays was born in Hull, Yorkshire, UK in 1938. Hull is a fishing port which was home to many of Britain's finest marine painters in the past, including John Ward, Henry Redmore, Frederick William Settle and Thomas Somerscales. Brian followed in that tradition.

He gained a vast knowledge of the sea in all its different moods as a fisherman sailing on deep sea trawlers to the fishing grounds of Iceland, White Sea, Bear Island and Greenland.

Brian left deep sea fishing in order to join his family business which gave him the time to develop his love of painting. He specialised in classic yachts from the last half of the 19th and first half of the 20th century, especially America's Cup races and similar regattas from yachting's golden age.

His pictures are increasing rapidly in popularity and price and they hang in many private collections world wide.

Unfortunately, Brian Mays died a few years ago.

 

Brian Mays - 12 TABLEAUX
Brian Mays
The America's Cup 1885 - "Puritan" defeats "Genesta"
Brian Mays
Vigilant
Brian Mays
Defender
Brian Mays
J-class yachts "Reliance" and "Shamrock II" racing, other shipping beyond
Brian Mays
Colombia and Shamrock II, America's Cup 1901
Brian Mays
Racing off the Needles , 1930
Brian Mays
Harwich Regatta 1933, Astra, Shamrock & Britannia
Brian Mays
Legends of the sea sailing off Cowes: "Britannia" with J-class yachts "Endeavour" and "Velsheda"
Brian Mays
Rainbow racing Endeavour
Brian Mays
THE AMERICAN YACHT YANKEE SAILING OFF COWES 1935
Brian Mays
Ranger & Endeavour II, America's Cup 1937 Off Newport Rhode Island
Brian Mays
'Endeavor II' challenging 'Ranger' for the America's Cup 1937

 

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