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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

Yawl Dorothy G.
 
 
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