America’s Cup (a pair)

by John Steven Dews

P.O.A.

John Steven Dews is a maritime artist that was born in Yorkshire in 1949. The continued desirability and critical acclaim that his work achieves places him as one of the most successful living maritime artists in the world.

The Marine Board of New South Wales commissioned from Steven Dews a record of the Australian Bicentennial Celebrations, and in 1994 the New York Yacht Club chose him to record their 150th Birthday Regatta at Newport, R.I. The Royal Yacht Squadron commissioned Dews to paint a record of the 2001 America’s Cup Jubilee Regatta and have repeated this honour for their 200 year celebrations. Steven is well known for his dramatic America’s Cup paintings, and was commissioned to paint all of the America’s Cup regattas Alinghi raced in.

Steven Dews lives and loves the subject he paints. When he is not painting maritime scenes, Steven can be found on the sea himself, as he is a highly experienced yachtsman.

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 30.0 x 40.0 in./76.2 x 101.6 cm each
SIGNATURE: Signed lower left
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

Catalogue No: 5515 Categories: ,

This energetic pair of paintings depicts the yacht Endeavour racing against Harold Vanderbilt’s Rainbow in 1934. The yacht Rainbow was a clear favourite to win the America’s Cup but it was accomplished skipper Sir Thomas Sopwith’s invention which won the first few races. In these beautiful paintings show as the water sprays off the Endeavour as she rushes ahead to the finish line.

Painted in the realist style, Dews’ ability to capture the powerful movement of the ocean is fully realised in these beautiful paintings.

Private collection, United Kingdom

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Painted in the realist style, Dews’ ability to capture the powerful movement of the ocean is fully realised in this beautiful painting. The contrasting of the crisp white of the sails against the deep blue water reflects the artist’s attention to detail.

John Steven Dews was born in Yorkshire in 1949. Following his graduation, Dews built up an amazing portfolio for his first exhibition back in 1976. On the Exhibition’s first night, almost his entire collection was sold. The following year he held an Exhibition in San Francisco which also sold out to great critical acclaim, and since then, Dews has continued exhibiting regularly at leading galleries in London and throughout the world. He is now commissioned for several years in advance.

Dews’ work is avidly collected around the world. Above all, he lives and loves the subjects he paints, and spends any of his spare time sailing.

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