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The Art of Christopher Blossom

About Christopher Blossom

"It’s not a hobby, it’s a way of life. When I look at the ocean, I get the same feeling pilots must get when they look to the sky."

- Christopher Blossom

When a child has a father and grandfather who are both well-known illustrators, it is likely the offspring will also become an artist.  When a boy starts to sail at the age of six, it is also likely that the artist might choose the sea and sailing ships as his subject. Such was the case for Christopher Blossom, who, by the time he left the Parsons School of Design and Robert Bourke’s Design Studio, could visualize a finished boat from only its plans—and draw the craft from any angle. Before Blossom was twenty, he had sailed under square rig aboard the brigantine Young America.

Known for his complex, detailed compositions of ships at sea, Blossom combines his appreciation for the beauty and the menace of the sea with his love of maritime history and ship construction. Before Blossom paints a vessel, he is likely to study the ship’s blueprint to learn about its’ hull design, length, tonnage and deck layout. more

 

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Christopher Blossom - Sunrise in the Golden Gate: Down Easter Benjamin F. Packard

 

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Sunrise in the Golden Gate:
Down Easter "Benjamin F. Packard"

  
The Benjamin F. Packard had a long and varied life and was a regular visitor to San Francisco, having been built for the trade around Cape Horn to the west coast. Her first few years, the Packard was under the management of her builders, Goss, Sawyer & Packard of Bath Maine. In 1887, the managing ownership was purchased by Arthur Sewall & Company also of Bath, under whose management she remained for the rest of her Cape Horn career. In 1909, she was sold to the Northwest Fisheries Co. of Port Townsend, Washington for the salmon packing business. With this change she sailed north each year for the season until 1924 when she was sold and made the voyage back to New York once again, this time under tow with a load of lumber. After her return to the east coast, with several changes of ownership and continued deterioration, she eventually became one of the centerpieces at the amusement park Rye Playland, being used, ignominiously, as a ‘pirate ship’ for years. In 1939, she was dismantled and towed to the dumping grounds of Eaton’s Neck, NY and sunk. Fortunately, prior to this, her main cabin was dismantled and saved and is now on exhibit at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut
 
 

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The Revenue Cutter C. W. Lawrence

  
 
 

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Gold Rush Twilight

  
 
 

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Witch of the Wave

  

The discovery of gold in California in 1848 had a dramatic impact on this country and the rest of the world. In the shipping industry, for example, speed and capacity became even more important for shipping goods to the booming city of San Francisco. It was during this time, at the height of the clipper ship era, that George Raynes built the Witch of the Wave at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 
 

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Pilot Schooner "Gracie S. ", Becalmed off Alcatraz
Ships navigating into and out of the harbors around San Francisco in the late nineteenth century were typically met by a pilot, a local seaman familiar with the shallow waters around the coastline. After directing the ship through the waters, the pilot would return to his schooner and await the next ship. The pilot schooner Gracie S. traveled waters around San Francisco from the nineteenth to the early twentieth century, tirelessly aiding larger ships in their passage.

  

 
 

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U.S. Frigate Congress on the California Coast

In U.S. Frigate Congress on the California Coast, artist Christopher Blossom presents us with the flagship of the California squadron during the war with Mexico. Built between 1839 and 1842 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Maine, the Congress served off South America in the 1840s. The Civil War brought Congress back to U.S. waters, joining the blockade of the Confederacy's Atlantic coast. In March 1862, US Congress was attacked by the ironclad CSS Virginia and forced to surrender.
 
 

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Ashore at Soldier's Cay

A trace of salt water is noticeable in the light tropical breeze; time-worn, velvety Caribbean sand gives way underfoot; the soft intermingling of land and sea the only sound. Christopher Blossom’s passion for the beauty of the sea keeps him close to his subject and it was while on a working trip in the Bahamas’ Berry Islands that he found inspiration for Ashore at Soldier’s Cay.

“This small uninhabited cay was about 300 yards long by 100 yards wide and probably 10 feet at its highest elevation. Consisting of mostly coral, beach and scrub brush, with the Atlantic to the east and banks (where we were anchored) to the west. I found the essentially deserted landscape intriguing. It seemed like we were the only people on earth.”

                                                                                       ~Christopher Blossom
 

 
 

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Afternoon Arrival, Gloucester

Afternoon Arrival, Gloucester captures a moment in the early 20th century as the fishing schooner Monitor slides quietly into Gloucester, Massachusetts’ inner harbor in the late afternoon.

“I have always enjoyed painting the arrival and departure of vessels. Regardless of the excitement or anticipation of the voyage to come, when setting out there is an underlying level of apprehension. The ocean can be unforgiving. With the satisfaction of a successfully completed trip, there is always a feeling of relief mixed with thoughts of homecoming.”

~Christopher Blossom

 
 

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Morning Set

A mackerel schooner sails in early spring morning fog as another schooner silently disappears into the misty background. The smell of brine is heavy in the chilly air as the ship's dory secures the beginning of the net from the seine boat, whose crew of ten begins "tossing the twine" in a methodical effort to encircle the day's catch.

 
 

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