Russ Webster (1904-1984)
Condition Report: Signed Russ Webster lower left. Both painting and frame are in good condition.
Provenance: Exhibited at The Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell Art Association Inc. American Impressionism:Harbor Scenes Exhibit. April 1 to May 26, 2017.
Biography from Blackwood/March Auctioneers & Appraisers
Russ Webster was a long time resident of Lynn Massachusetts and died in 1984. He worked as a commercial artist at General Electric in Lynn Massachusetts. He studied in Rockport with Wayne Morrell, Paul Strisick and especially Emile A. Gruppe, who remained a long time friend and traveling companion. His studies with Gruppe took him to Florida, Northern New England and Europe. He paints in a characteristic Cape Ann style clearly influenced by Emile A. Gruppe.
Image from Askart
Marine or Maritime art is any figurative art that draws its inspiration from the sea. Marine paintings is a genre that depicts ships, seas, estuaries, beach scenes, and any art showing boats.