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Keith Reynolds Painting Oil on Canvas Board Nautical Art Rurick


Antique Fine Art Seascape Paintings Oil Canvas Nautical Marine Ocean Painting Artwork For Sale 
"Russian Brig Rurick"
Nautical Seascape Painting Oil on Canvas Board 

Artist: Keith Reynolds (b 1929..)

Original Nautical Art use for Postage Stamp!



Stunning oil nautical painting of Schooner Russian Brig Rurick with amazing detail, depth and colors.   A real beauty ! Unframed. 

Note: Very few original Keith Reynolds paintings appear on the market.  Most of what you will see are prints and lithographs of his paintings.  This Original painting was actually used for the Marshall Islands Russian Brig Rurick stamp issued April 19, 1994.

Note: Keith Reynolds art galleries are selling works this size and this subject matter for $10, 000 +..   But, those are Not the actual artwork for commissioned pieces used on postage stamps as this one !   AND, be VERY Vigilant as Keith Reynolds artwork is Gaining in popularity in the US and Japan !

*NOTE:  Although this work of art is NOT framed, we have included images of frames it will look amazing in.  A decorative gold molding like we have included the image above seems to highlight and magnify  the beautiful colors and detail. 

Keith Reynolds (American, B. 1929) "Russian Brig Rurick" Signed lower right. Original Oil painting on Canvas Board.

Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation.

This painting originally appeared on the Republic of the Marshall Islands 30c Russian Brig Rurick stamp issued April 19, 1994.

Prompted by both mercantile and scientific interests in the Pacific, Russia launched a string of naval expeditions throughout Micronesia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. One such voyage involved the Russian Brig Rurick, accompanied by a tender in its depiction in this painting. Ordered to explore the Marshall Islands, the Rurick's commander, Lieutenant Otto von Kotzebue spent three months in early 1817 visiting the eastern Ratak chain. There the ship's crew carried on trade and updated their maps of the area, giving the islands Russian names. French artist Louis Choris, also part of the expedition, spent his time busily sketching the islanders' daily activities. Later that year, von Kotzebue returned to the Marshalls for a brief stop before sailing home to Kronstadt.

Overall Size: 20 x 24 in.

* See enlargeable images above and below

Keith L. Reynolds has been actively painting since 1961. He is an award winning member of the Society of Illustrators, New York, where he has been a member since 1964.  Mr. Reynolds was born in Seattle, WA in 1929 and spent the early years of his life on Puget Sound plying its waters on the fishing boats, tugs and ferries that later would become the subjects of his paintings.  He studied fine art at the University of Oregon, and upon graduation served in the military in the Sea of Japan.  He returned to school at the Art Center College of Design to gain a BA in Professional Arts.

His work has been exhibited internationally, his paintings and prints enjoying great popularity in the far east.   Most recently he has attended annual exhibitions of his work in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kobe. His work has appeared editorially in such publications as Yacht Digest in Milano, Italy, Boat Now, Japan, and Sail and The Yacht magazines in the USA. Now, his primary areas of interest are the shores, waters and craft of New England, the Chesapeake, Nova Scotia and Florida - thought trips to Greece, England, the Far East and the Continent have culminated in well-received prints and canvases.

Since publishing his first limited edition serigraph in 1980, Mr. Reynolds has gained international recognition for his prints and posters. His "Duel," the official America's Cup poster (1983) is one of the most popular marine pieces ever issued and is considered a classic.  His affiliation with The Cup continued through 1995, including 1987 when he produced the official commemorative print for the Royal Perth Yacht Club, as well as official posters for "The Americans" syndicates.

A recent review in the Baltimore Sun said "Mr. Reynolds paints clean, highly detailed portraits of turn-of-the-century and modern yachts poised starkly before a blend of sea and sky....his sleek craft seem to cut through like a knife.".   Another reviewer once noted, "There is an obvious fascination (in Reynolds' work) with the vast planes of light and space of the sea."

Note: Cvtreasures stamp Not on original painting