Joe Duncan Gleason, California's Marine Art Master.
Gould Eddy Gallery Aboard Berkeley.
Featuring forty inspiring Gleason paintings generously loaned to us from The Kelton Foundation and the artist’s family. Exhibition curator, Marcus De Chevrieux, is adding to this exhibit personal artifacts from the Gleason family to give visitors more of the story behind this remarkable multi-talented man.
A sixth generation Californian, Joe Duncan Gleason, 1881-1959, was a true renaissance man. Equally adept at landscapes and portraits, he is best known for his marine and harbor scenes.
More than an accomplished artist, Gleason was also a philanthropist, historian, author, musician and world class gymnast. He won the international Championship on the Roman Flying Rings eleven times. He worked as a production design artist for MGM and Warner Brothers studio helping to create such seafaring classics as “Yankee Clipper” (1926) and “Captain Blood” (1935). You will learn more about Gleason in this engaging exhibit which is not to be missed.
A quote from Joe Duncan Gleason: “It is the craving to do something big which has power that makes me long to paint the sea.”
Exclusively at the Maritime Museum of San Diego