“BIRCH POINT MAINE” a 12-1/4” x 17-1/4” lithograph by Stow Wengenroth — an American artist who lived from 1906 to 1978 and often worked in Rockport — will be displayed in “From Shore to Shore: Select American and European Coastal Paintings” at the Wiscasset Bay Gallery.

“BIRCH POINT MAINE” a 12-1/4” x 17-1/4” lithograph by Stow Wengenroth — an American artist who lived from 1906 to 1978 and often worked in Rockport — will be displayed in “From Shore to Shore: Select American and European Coastal Paintings” at the Wiscasset Bay Gallery.

WISCASSET — “From Shore to Shore: Select American and European Coastal Paintings” opens at the Wiscasset Bay Gallery this Saturday, Sept. 28.

The exhibition explores a broad range of marine art from the highly detailed work of the nineteenth century to early 20th century impressionism to the social realism of the 1930s and 40s.

Among the featured works is a richly painted gouache by Frederick Leonard King (American, 1879-1947) depicting a Cape Cod fisherman surrounded by his nets and gear with Chatham Harbor in the background.

King exhibited in numerous artist societies and museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Academy of Design; and the Rockport Art Association. His murals are in the collection of the Boston Public Library.

Another Rockport artist active in the 1930s and 40s, Stow Wengenroth, spent a large portion of his time on the Maine coast capturing the shore life and lobstermen at work. The show includes three fine examples of Wengenroth’s lithography from Port Clyde to Winter Harbor.

“From Shore to Shore: Select American and European Coastal Paintings” will continue through Oct. 31 at the Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., in historic Wiscasset village.

The gallery is open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call 882-7682 or visit the gallery’s website at www.wiscassetbaygallery.com.


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