About The Artist George R. Cummings


Over the Past 10 Years I have specialised principally in Marine and Antarctic Seascapes and most of these Oil Paintings depict Modern Whaling vessels. A number of these Paintings are currently on display at Museums which cover the Whaling Industry principally the Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, Boston, U.S.A., Chr. Christensen's Hvalfangst Museum Sandefjord, Norway and the South Georgia Whaling Museum.

The paintings are all highly and accurately detailed showing an exact replica of the Vessel thereby depicting a historical record.

During 1995 awarded the L.Bryne Waterman Award at the 20th Annual Whaling History Symposium by L. Byrne Waterman and Kendall Whaling Museum Director Stuart M. Frank for depicting an accurate pictorial record of the whaling industry ships.

I am in the unique position of having been employed during the 1940's in the Antarctic Whaling and have first hand knowledge and experience of these vessels, which are now part of maritime history. On several occasions I have given slide lectures related to the modern whaling industry at various museums in the United States.

Which include the Kendall whaling Museum at Sharon, Massachusetts and The Mariners Museum at Newport News, Virginia.

In recent years have started to produce paintings of historical vessels relating to exploration in Antarctica.

Shackletons ship "The Endurance" sold at Maritime auction by Christies of London (May 2001)


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