Canada, a country nearly surrounded by water, has a rich maritime tradition. On exhibit are paintings by Jack Lorimer Gray (1927-81), Canada’s best known and most celebrated marine artist. A lifelong sailor who handled a multitude of ships with a captain’s expertise, Gray lived most of his life onboard one of his yachts, schooners, or working boats. Gray’s work is known for its truthfulness and energy, with characteristics anchored in years of observation and first-hand experience. His works on view include recreational and commercial sailing, fishing and hunting, harbors, and lighthouses along the Atlantic coast, as well as two paintings in his New York harbor series.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website