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16102a. (signed lithograph unframed) Shore Patrol by Gordon Grant (1875-1962) c.1938.

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16102a. (signed lithograph unframed) Shore Patrol by Gordon Grant (1875-1962) c.1938.

16102a. (signed lithograph unframed) Shore Patrol by Gordon Grant (1875-1962) c.1938. Limited Edition (likely 250). Size: 9” x 12” in 14” x 18” mat. Pencil signed by artist lower right. Beautiful signed original lithograph shows Life-Saving Service (Coast Guard) surfmen patrolling the beach in a storm as heavy seas roll ashore. A vessel in distress can be seen in the background. Original lithograph has been removed from its frame but included is the original mat, card and paper backing complete with original description of the scene and biography of the artist. This is from a limited edition, likely of 250 prints on wove paper with watermark. Born in 1875 in San Francisco, Gordon Grant, traveled to Great Britain for his formal education, and then studied art at Lambeth and Heatherley in London. After his return to San Francisco, he worked as an illustrator and a correspondent artist for various newspapers in the area. Covering the Boer War and the Mexican Revolution, his images came East and appeared in Harper’s Weekly in New York. Eventually, Grant, established himself as an outstanding illustrator of books. During the early 1900’s he participated in a project to restore and designate as a National monument, the historic vessel, the U.S. Constitution. Publishing prints of his painting of this vessel, Grant, was able to help raise money for its preservation. The original painting now hangs in the White House. His lithographs, etchings, oils, water colors, and drawings of life on the seven seas and the vessels that sailed them, prove Grant, to be one of the foremost American marine artists. He was a member of the National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, the Salmungudi Club, National Arts Club, Allied Artists of America, New York Water Color Society, Chicago Society of Etchers and the Philadelphia Water Color Club. Beautiful scene, clean, only very light toning from age. When framed, will look fine on any wall. (VG). $225.