The Art of the Sail: The Paintings of Artist Patrick O'Brien

Award-winning artist Patrick O’Brien will discuss his striking paintings that depict the classic age of sail. He will show many of his paintings, and discuss his extensive nautical and historical research that ensures that his paintings are definitively accurate renditions of battles at sea, historic waterfronts, and other aspects of maritime history. Light refreshments follow the lecture. The cost is $10 for MdHS members and $15 for non-members. Hosted by the MdHS Maritime Committee.

Light refreshments follow the lecture. The cost is $10 for MdHS members and $15 for non-members. Hosted by the MdHS Maritime Committee. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The lecture begins at 6 pm.

Award-winning artist Patrick O’Brien will discuss his striking paintings that depict the classic age of sail. He will show many of his paintings, and discuss his extensive nautical and historical research that ensures that his paintings are definitively accurate renditions of battles at sea, historic waterfronts, and other aspects of maritime history.

Mr. O’Brien has been an artist and illustrator since the 1980s. About 15 years ago he turned his talents toward depicting maritime history and quickly became one of the leading artists in the field. The National Maritime Historical Society awarded O’Brien with their “Distinguished Service Award” in recognition of his body of work. In addition, O’Brien has won many of the top awards at the prestigious Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition.

Mr. O’Brien has had one-man-shows of his artwork in New York City, Alexandria, VA and Annapolis MD. In 2010 the U.S. Naval Academy Museum mounted a retrospective exhibition entitled “The Maritime Art of Patrick O’Brien,” featuring 28 paintings by the artist. O’Brien’s paintings have been featured several times on the cover of Naval History magazine, published by the U.S. Naval Institute, and Sea History magazine, published by the National Maritime Historical Society. Mr. O’Brien lives in Baltimore with his wife and son.

 

 
April 24, 2019 5:30 PM   through   7:30 PM