The Run Down The Wind Puritan Leads in The America's Cup Race
Len J. Pearce
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right
Sight size: 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm)
Framed 28 x 34 in. (71.12 x 86.36cm)
Len was born in London in 1932, but spent his formative years at Sutton, Surrey. From local art school he went on to City & Guilds School of Art in London to study fine art, drawing & painting. He began his career in a design studio, working on architectural, graphic, and product design projects. He started his own practice in the early sixties, specializing in graphics, and gained membership in the Royal Society of Industrial Arts & Designers. Since 1971, he has reverted to fine art, mainly the painting of old sailing craft & steamships in a traditional manner. His style is reminiscent of 19th century "ship portraits" derived from childhood memories of marine paintings & engravings in his late father's collection of Victorian Art. Examples of Len Pearce's paintings can be found in prominent marine art collections in many parts of the world, including the permanent collection of the Mystic Seaport Museum. He is featured in "20thCentury British Marine Painting" by Denys Brook Hart, which was published in 1981.
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