He won the famous New York-to-Bermuda race and published an authoritative book titled Practical Navigation. He was also known for his canal scenes of Venice. He took art lessons from marine painter Maurice De Haas and exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association, the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy. Source: Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art.
A student of Dutch marine artist, Mauritz de Haas, Warren Sheppard built two successful careers around his love of the sea: marine painting and yacht designing. His father was a sea captain and the young Sheppard took many voyages with his father to make artistic studies.He learned perspective drawing at Cooper Union in New York City in addition to his studies with de Haas. In 1879, he spent four months sketching Mediterranean port cities including Gibraltar, Genoa, Naples and Messina in Sicily. Between 1888 and 1893, he also studied painting in Venice and Paris. By the time he was in his mid-thirties, he had established himself as a successful illustrator and painter. The yachts he painted were the most lavish of his day, owned by the wealthiest of men. He was an expert in the design and rigging of ships of present and earlier times. His work was highly regarded for its authenticity as well as its artistic merit. Sheppard was also an expert navigator and sailed a number of famous yachts in races.
Twice he was to command Tamerlane when it won the New York to Bermuda run. His book, Practical Navigation, was used for many years by the United States Naval Academy. Though he retired from the sea, Sheppard continued to paint until his death in Brooklyn, New York in 1937. Exhibited: Denver Exposition 1884-Gold medal Chicago Exposition - 1892 St.Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "New Jersey Artist Warren Sheppard Marine Seascape with Sailboat Antique Frame" is in sale since Saturday, February 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
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