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William A. Coulter (1849-1936)
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Irish born William Alexander Coulter stands alone as the American West Coast’s premier maritime artist during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a young man, he spent seven years as a merchant seaman before a serious ankle injury forced him ashore at San Francisco and, after spending several years in Europe studying with prominent artists such as Vilhelm Melbye, into a successful career as a marine painter. For the next 67 years Coulter visually recorded the heyday of maritime activity on the Pacific Coast, particularly in and around San Francisco Bay. 

California Brigantine Before the WindFishing Boats off Land's EndFort Point, San Francisco From Arch Rock, Sausalito

J.M. Colman Off the Farallon IslandsSan Francisco Bay showing 1915 Pan Pacific ExpositionSan Francisco Wreck; Capsized Blairmore with tug Alert and Scow Schooner Twin Sisters

Shippping in a Dutch HarborThames River and Cleopatra's Needle at Waterloo BridgeThe Matson Brigantine Lurline

The McKay Clipper Flying CloudThree-masted Barque Leaving Dublin
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