Charles Patterson was born in 1878 in England. At the age of 13, he left his family for a life at sea. He used his considerable knowledge of the sea and his families business as shipbuilders to become a marine artist. He settled in New York from 1920 until his death in 1958. He belonged to some very prestigious art clubs such as the National Art Club, Salmagundi Club, and the American Watercolor Society.
The Marine is an original oil on canvas painting, signed Charles Robert Patterson. The painting measures 28 x 34 including the frame. There is no damage to the canvas and in very good condition.