Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art
Sena H. & Thomas L. Zane Gallery
December 15, 2018 through 2020
This exhibition emphasizes Florida's reputation for being one of the greatest sport fishing areas in the world. From locals with simple cane poles to celebrities on yachts decked out for challenging sailfish and tarpon. Included are works by A.E. Backus (an unusual painting by him which includes a real mounted sailfish), Maitland artist, Jules Andre Smith's vision of fishing for dinner, Waldo Pierce's self-portrait of shark fishing with his close friend Ernest Hemingway, fishing camps including David Burliuk's color interpretations, plus underwater scenes and ship portraits of luxury fishing vessels. Among other works seen for the first time is the important and large (8' x 4') Strife of the Sea - a work by the noted central Florida artist and architect, Sam Stoltz. It was part of the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34.