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The History of Great Lakes Maritime Art Highlighted

Oswego’s own James G. Tyler (1855-1931) was one of the more prolific maritime artists of his day and his works still inspire as part of fine arts collections across the nation. “Fascination” (pictured) depicts the yacht of the same name, built at the Goble Dry Dock in Oswego and is part of the Maritime Museum’s collection.

Oswego’s own James G. Tyler (1855-1931) was one of the more prolific maritime artists of his day and his works still inspire as part of fine arts collections across the nation. “Fascination” (pictured) depicts the yacht of the same name, built at the Goble Dry Dock in Oswego and is part of the Maritime Museum’s collection.

OSWEGO – The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is pleased to present the first installment the 2018 History Lecture Series featuring Randy Marshall.

Marshall will provide a brief presentation on the history of maritime art, and will also be displaying pieces from his own collection in the museum’s art gallery – some of which originated in Oswego.

Oswego’s own James G. Tyler (1855-1931) was one of the more prolific maritime artists of his day and his works still inspire as part of fine arts collections across the nation. “Fascination” (pictured) depicts the yacht of the same name, built at the Goble Dry Dock in Oswego and is part of the Maritime Museum’s collection.
Oswego’s own James G. Tyler (1855-1931) was one of the more prolific maritime artists of his day and his works still inspire as part of fine arts collections across the nation. “Fascination” (pictured) depicts the yacht of the same name, built at the Goble Dry Dock in Oswego and is part of the Maritime Museum’s collection.

Further included in this event is the opportunity for the visiting public to bring pieces from their own collections to be evaluated by Marshall.

While he will not be able to assign financial value to the pieces, he will most assuredly be able to provide an abundance of background information on some of your own prized possessions.

Marshall has been a Central New York based antiquarian map, print, and art dealer for the past 25 years and has a special interest in nautical art.

He was educated at McGill University in Montreal and previously worked at the Hart Nautical Museum at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Over the years he has lectured on the topic of marine art throughout the Great Lakes region.

Marshall currently resides in Syracuse with his family.

Executive Director, Mercedes Niess said that “the museum has consulted with Mr. Marshall several times over the years providing us with expert knowledge and valuation of some of our most prized pieces of maritime art, and we very much look forward to him sharing that knowledge with the community on May 5.”

This lecture will take place at the Maritime Museum, on the West First Street Pier, on May 5 at 1:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this program, or other museum activities, visit www.hlwmm.org or call (315) 342-0480.