October 21, 2021
Lecture Video: Great Yachts – The Marine Paintings of Russ Kramer
Part of the 2021 Virtual Lecture Series at the Herreshoff Marine Museum
Presented by Russ Kramer, F, ASMA
July 22, 2021
Today, Russ Kramer is widely regarded to be among the country’s leading marine artists. His large-scale studio paintings create ‘first-hand’ experiences for the viewer, putting you right on board during some of history’s greatest yacht races or turn-of-the-century luxury vessels. A sense of the dramatic moment, combined with meticulous research and attention to detail, have found considerable appeal and sell quickly into private and corporate collections. His works are unique and immediately recognizable, combining narrative, historical, figurative and maritime disciplines.
Russ has been the subject of a one-man show at the Museum of Yachting in Newport, Rhode Island, appeared in WoodenBoat, Yachting, and Sail magazines, and is prominently represented in the volumes Art and Artifacts of The America’s Cup by Hyland-Granby. He is a fellow and past President of the American Society of Marine Artists.
He has won multiple awards at the Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition, including the prestigious Yachting Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2017. He is represented by the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, CT and the Roger King Gallery in Newport, RI.
Russ lives and works in Mystic, CT.