You are buying an original graphite pencil signed drawing on paper entitled: CHIOGGA FISHING BOAT by Harry A. Vincent, American artist, (1864-1931), signed in pencil lower right "H. A. Vincent" circa 1910-20's. This drawing is approx. 6 7/8" x 9 7/8" on cream paper and is hinged in a 11" x 14" acid free matt. The drawing is unframed and is standard sized ready for the frame of your choice. Harry A. Vincent's work regularly appears at auction and is actively collected. This drawing was executed during one of his trips to Venice, and Chiogga Italy with his wife, Mildred Dietz, during the late teens to 1920's. Numerous drawings by Harry A. Vincent similar to this piece are illustrated in the hard cover book Harry A. Vincent, A.N.A. and His Contemporaries by Judith A. Curtis published by the Rockport Art Association in 2006. On page 15 of that book is a drawing entitled: "Chioggia" that was probably done during the same visit as this drawing.
Harry Aiken Vincent, A.N.A. (1864-1931), was an American painter and etcher born in Chicago, Illinois. He was self taught and established a studio in Hyde Park, Chicago in 1892. He relocated to New York City in 1897 and maintained a studio at 155 W. 29th Street, New York from 1907 to 1917. During this period he visited Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts to paint harbor and marine scenes on Cape Ann. He relocated his studio to Rockport, MA in 1917 and was elected as the first President of the Rockport Art Association in 1921. He is considered as one of the founding members and Dean of the Rockport School of artists A. T. Hibbard, W. Lester Stevens, Frederick Mulhaupt, Paul Cornoyer, Hugh Henry Breckenridge and others. During his years in Rockport he frequently traveled to the coastal fishing villages of France, Venice and Chiogga, Italy and North Africa to sketch and paint.
Vincent is best known for his bold impressionistic marine, harbor and waterfront scenes; especially interested in the themes of the commonplace in the working harbor---unloading fish, drying sales, boats and watermen at work. He befriended many fishermen and they often took him out to sea so he could study their work, boats, and harbor closely.
Harry A. Vincent was elected as an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design, (ANA), Allied Artists of America, New York Watercolor Club, North Shore Art Association, Rockport Art Association, and Salmagundi Club. He regularly exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Salmagundi Club, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, New York Watercolor Club and elsewhere. His works were awarded prizes at numerous exhibitions. He is listed in Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975, edited by Peter Falk, Artists of the Rockport Art Association, Fielding, Benezit, Mallet and other art references. The hard cover book Harry A. Vincent, A.N.A. and His Contemporaries by Judith A. Curtis published by the Rockport Art Association in 2006 reviews his life and art.