It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Stobart, one of the world’s most renowned maritime artists, on March 2nd, 2023. He was 93 years old.
John Stobart is widely celebrated for his breathtaking depictions of historic maritime scenes both at sea and important port cities. His works can be found in the collections of museums, corporations, and private collectors around the world.
John Stobart has launched his own YouTube channel, on which you’ll find his amazing Worldscapes video series that first aired on PBS.
When a senior artist learned of my starting out on my painting journey, he loaned me his VHS copies of the series. I bought a VCR just to watch it, and I’m glad I did. It is everything many of us imagine as we’re putting together the artistic life we want.
Please visit the channel, watch, re-watch, and learn as John shares his knowledge and process.
Share the channel with your students and colleagues, and enjoy seeing one of our greatest living masters at work.