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Vintage Paintings of the Virgin Islands


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Beautiful Cruz Bay Painting by Andreas Riis Carstensen up for Auction ~ 1903

The history of St. John, Danish West Indies: In this post, you’re going to learn a little information about the Danish artist, Andreas Riis Carstensen, and see a stunning landscape of Cruz Bay he painted that sold at auction in 2022 for higher than anticipated. Cruz Bay Painting The rare coastal painting of Cruz Bay, St. John […]

A Pretty Dock Scene Print for Sale of the Virgin Islands

Pretty Dock Scene  Hundreds of artists have been captivated by the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands. Some artists we know by name while others remain nameless. This pretty dock scene captured the vibrancy of Tortola Wharf where all the boats from other islands came to trade. They brought fruits, like bananas, pineapples, and more […]

Ira Smith Painting of Main Street, US Virgin Islands

Why Are The Paintings By Ira Harrington Smith So Popular?

Ira Harrington Smith Have you heard of the artist, Ira Harrington Smith? Ira was a very talented painter whose prized works were extremely popular in St. Thomas. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to the islands and began painting colorful scenes of everyday life. His works featured on the cover of many magazines including the […]

Robert Franklin Gates, Market Square, US Virgin Isands

Beautiful Market Square Painting by Robert F. Gates ~ 1936

Market Square, US Virgin Islands © Smithsonian American Art Museum I love discovering artwork from the Virgin Islands, especially unique pieces long forgotten! Here are several that were created in 1936 that captured the colorful and whimsical side of St. Thomas. Robert F. Gates During the summer months, Robert F. Gates and several American artists […]

Carl Ludwig Bille

Amazing Harbor Painting of St. Thomas by Carl Ludwig Bille Up For Auction ~ 1868

Danish West Indies ~ Paintings Beautiful paintings of the Danish West Indies are rare, but they do come up for auction every once in a while.  As soon as they’re discovered, I share them here on the blog for you.   You may remember some of these artists that I’ve featured. Paintings by Larry Gluck Charles […]

Camille Pissarro Painting from the Danish West Indies

Newly Discovered Camille Pissarro Painting Up For Auction!

Portrait of a Boy 1852 – 1855 This rare painting is an incredible find!  It is a Camille Pissarro painting, truly a one of a kind original by the famed impressionist. It’s been examined first hand by the Wildenstein Institute and authenticated. Camille Pissarro Camille Pissarro was born on the island of St. Thomas in […]

Coconut Palm Tree Painting in the Virgin Islands

A Colorful Coconut Palm Tree Painting For Sale

Coconut Palm Tree This is such a beautiful painting of a coconut palm tree that I thought I would share it with you. Some think it was painted at Solomon Beach on St. John.  Without knowing who the artist is or any further information, I can’t say for sure.   I attempted to find other […]

Jens Holm coastal scene of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies

Colorful Coastal Scene of St. Thomas on Auction ~ 1824

Coastal Scene of St. Thomas So many artists have attempted to capture the beauty of the islands in their paintings. 🎨 Rightly so, the Virgin Islands is stunning! This unique print of St. Thomas is close to 200 years old! Unfortunately, the print sold before I had a chance to share the listing. It was […]

View of St. Thomas from Havensight, Danish West Indies ~ 1809

Rare View of St. Thomas From Havensight ~ 1809

View of St. Thomas The auction house of Bruun Rasmussen offers some of the most unique artwork and artifacts from the Danish West Indies. Yesterday, this detailed print of St. Thomas was sold for 3,200 kroner or approximately $528.00 US dollars. It’s a rare view taken from Havensight that you don’t often see. Joseph Constantine […]

Beautiful painting by Russ Elliott of St. Thomas.

Beautiful Painting of St. Thomas Harbor for Sale ~ 1986

Russ Elliott Russ Elliott’s paintings can be found in many high-end hotels and estates throughout the world! Known for his murals and custom work, Russ has traveled extensively painting for exclusive clients.   When he was in St. Thomas, he created artwork for Blackbeard’s Castle, the Louisenhoj Castle, and painted a huge Palm Mural in St. […]

W. Harold Hancock paints the Virgin Islands

Do You Know the Location of this Colorful Painting?

Colorful Painting Hundreds of artists have captured the beauty of the Virgin Islands in their own way. 🎨 Street scenes, panoramic views, harbor views and many more have come to life on their canvases right before their eyes. Our most famous artist, born on the island of St. Thomas, was Camille Pissarro. He was known […]

Unknown painting in Virgin Islands

Do You Recognize This Pretty Lady From St. Croix? ~ 1939

Helen C. Taylor Not much is known about Helen C. Taylor, the artist that created this beautiful pastel painting of a young girl in St. Croix. However, in 1935, I learned that Miss Taylor was on the committee with Miss Enid Baa to be a judge for the Peabody Prize Essay Contest, which was sponsored by […]

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