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Joe Duncan Gleason (1881-1959)
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Joe Duncan Gleason was born in Watsonville, California and was one of the few maritime specialists working on the west coast during the first half of the 20th century. Although he traveled and worked periodically on the East Coast, his studio was located in Los Angeles. He was also a popular studio artist for MGM and 20th Century Fox, where he created the production designs for many of their classic seafaring motion pictures. A world class gymnast and accomplished sailor, Gleason based the majority of his works on first hand observation. He also authored several books on maritime history 

American Line-of-Battle Ship U.S.S/ Ohio Leaving San Pedro, 1849Avalon Bay c.1925Avalon Bay From Mount Ada, Santa Catalina Island c.1934

Barkentine GeorginaBoatyard at Fairhaven, MassachusettsBrig Pilgrim off Palos Verdes

Down To The SeaGloucester Fishing SchoonersGrand Banks Schooner Elsie

Homeward Bounder - The BohemiaIn Southern SeasJessie Rolph Outbound

Mocambo BeachMrs. Overton steering Portola off Point VicenteOld Spanish Lighthouse, Point Loma

On Lake Arrowhead CaliforniaPacific Queen (ex-Balclutha)Pleasure Isle - Lover's Cove, Catalina Island c.1934

Sailing Ship in Moderate SeasSanta Barbara PastoralSchooner Malabar, California Coast

Schooner Passing Dead Man's IslandSloop Louise in a Stiff BreezeStart of the Race

The Golden Age; The Whaler Charles W. MorganThe Quick and The DeadThe Schooner Race

The Whaling Bark Progress Drying SailsTropical Waters - An Arbuckle Sugar Ship Nearing HawaiiWhaler Charles W. Morgan Under Way

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