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Born in Leicester, England, John Stobart was the second son of a pharmacist and a mother who died giving birth to him. Raised by his maternal grandmother and various housekeepers, he showed an early aptitude for creativity but a lack of interest in academic learning. His low grades but apparent flair for drawing persuaded his father to enroll him in Derby College of Art in September, 1946. John Stobart Suddenly fascinated by a new and more relaxed environment, Stobart took to the change like a duck to water, achieving high honors and a county scholarship to London's prestigious Royal Academy Schools, being one of only four students accepted that year. John Constable, J.W.M. Turner and many other British painters had studied in those same hallowed halls. Although interrupted by the obligatory national service (in Stobart's case the R.A.E), he enjoyed the wealth of inspiration offered by nearby museums and galleries. Stobart used his five years at the Academy - as Henry Rushbury, then Keeper at the R.A. wrote in a testimonial, to "work with tireless enthusiasm to develop his powers." Realizing fairly early in his student days that an essential part of becoming a professional artist would be to achieve sales of his work, he began to exhibit small landscapes painted in the countryside outside London and along the river Thames. He found comfort in the fact that each sold fairly readily. Upon graduation from the R.A. Schools, Stobart embarked on a voyage to South Africa to visit his father who, in 1950, had purchased a pharmacy in Bulawayo, - Southern Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe) - starting out on a new adventure at age 59. It was during this voyage, that the young artist came up with a novel idea. Gathering material, making sketches in each of the twelve exotic ports the passenger-cargo vessel put into, John Stobart realized new horizons. If he could borrow plans for new vessels being built, he could best take advantage of all that he had carefully observed in these exotic ports. Using his volume of sketches as background settings, and knowing these vessels could not be photographed, Stobart surmised that there would be a strong chance that paintings of the new ships would be attractive to the owners. The original paintings would be suitable for board room displays, and the prints could be used on calendars that each shipping company sent out annually. The idea worked well. Within two years his paintings of ships in foreign ports were decorating some fifteen shipping company board rooms in London.  >>click here for more
John Stobart Mystic Seaport - The Charles W. Morgan by Moonlight

John Stobart


Mystic Seaport - The Char...



$1009.95
image: 28 x 16 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 6141
John Stobart Pittsburg Water By Gaslight 1899

John Stobart


Pittsburg Water By Gaslig...



$499.95
image: 20 x 14 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 850
John Stobart San Francisco - The Gold Rush Harbor 1849

John Stobart


San Francisco - The Gold ...



$1399.95
image: 33 x 19.75 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 650
John Stobart Whaling in the Arctic

John Stobart


Whaling in the Arctic



$2709.95
image: 32 x 19 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 850
John Stobart Hilton Head Island - Shrimpboats at Skull Creek

John Stobart


Hilton Head Island - Shri...



$519.95
image: 22 x 15 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart San Diego - The Brig Pilgrim Loading Hides in 1835

John Stobart


San Diego - The Brig Pilg...



$699.95
image: 25 x 17 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart Galveston - The Bark Elissa Leaving Port in 1884

John Stobart


Galveston - The Bark Elis...



$1629.95
image: 32 x 19 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart Cleveland - Moonlight Arrival Cuyahoga River 1876

John Stobart


Cleveland - Moonlight Arr...



$549.99
image: 31 x 20 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart Savannah River Street in Moonlight 1842

John Stobart


Savannah River Street in ...



$1899.95
image: 29 x 20 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart Night Run to Friar

John Stobart


Night Run to Friar's Point



$1409.95
image: 22 x 14 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart Chattanooga - Ross

John Stobart


Chattanooga - Ross's Land...



$399.95
image: 25 x 19.5 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 950
John Stobart Hannibal - A View from Mark Twain

John Stobart


Hannibal - A View from Ma...



$2529.95
image: 28 x 18.5 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 950
John Stobart Cincinnati Moonlight on Ohio From Landing 1880

John Stobart


Cincinnati Moonlight on O...



$1899.95
image: 32 x 19.5 in.

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Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart St. Barthelemy - Baie St. Jean, 1992

John Stobart


St. Barthelemy - Baie St....



$649.95
image: 16 x 12 in.

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Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart Cincinnati - The Public Landing by Moonlight in 1884

John Stobart


Cincinnati - The Public L...



$6409.95
image: 31 x 20.5 in.

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John Stobart Boston - Long Wharf by Moonlight in 1865

John Stobart


Boston - Long Wharf by Mo...



$5409.95
image: 32 x 20 in.

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Limited Edition of 3200
John Stobart San Pedro - The Bark Vidette 1890

John Stobart


San Pedro - The Bark Vide...


Artist's Proof on Paper

$1609.95
image: 31 x 20 in.

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Limited Edition of 3200
John Stobart Bath - The Pultney Bridge Over the River Avon

John Stobart


Bath - The Pultney Bridge...



$699.95
image: 16 x 12 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 350
John Stobart Decks Awash

John Stobart


Decks Awash



$2169.95
image: 31 x 21 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 350
John Stobart Moonlight Encounter on the Mississippi

John Stobart


Moonlight Encounter on th...



$2169.95
image: 20 x 13 in.

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Limited Edition of 500
John Stobart South Street, New York 1880 - Gaslight

John Stobart


South Street, New York 18...



$9909.95
image: 33.25 x 23 in.

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John Stobart San Francisco - Cowell

John Stobart


San Francisco - Cowell's ...



$769.95
image: 28 x 18 in.

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Limited Edition of 750
John Stobart Decks Awash

John Stobart


Decks Awash


Remarque Edition

$1299.95
image: 30 x 20.75 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 850
John Stobart Gatherer - Before the Wind

John Stobart


Gatherer - Before the Wind



$1089.95
image: 22 x 15 in.

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Limited Edition of 850
John Stobart Owl

John Stobart


Owl's Head - As Morning F...



$219.99
image: 12.5 x 18.75 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 225
John Stobart Towing Out of Milwaukee in 1880

John Stobart


Towing Out of Milwaukee i...



$169.99
image: 13.5 x 8.75 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 200
John Stobart Boston Harbor

John Stobart


Boston Harbor


End Paper Drawing

$399.95
image: 12 x 29.5 in.

Signed by the Artist
Limited Edition of 600