Vintage Paintings of the Virgin Islands
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Pretty Watercolor This pretty watercolor captured the Grand Hotel in the heart of Charlotte Amalie, one of the busiest squares in St. Thomas. Not much is known about the artist other than his name, M. Nield and the date it was painted, 1963. Below is an actual photograph for comparison. If interested, have a look at […]
Leo S. Carty I love Leo Carty’s paintings of the Virgin Islands! 🎨 They’re beautiful! Don’t you think? His scenes of daily life seem so pure, kids playing at the seashore, women washing clothes, families spending time together. Many of Carty’s paintings depict life during the turn of the 20th century, despite the fact that […]
Eljay Torgar There’s a pretty watercolor painting of a beach scene in St. Thomas up for sale on ebay. 🖼 The asking price is $650.00. Eljay and her husband, Mark lived in St. Thomas and spent years lecturing for cruise ship lines on travel photography and the arts. At one time, Eljay hosted a CBS TV […]
St. Croix Carnival Masqueraders I love finding pretty paintings of the Virgin Islands, whether at an art show, auction or online. The Artist, Walt Dehner Walt Dehner was a North American artist whose paintings have been described as “having a soul“. His use of “color, light, and movement” distinguished him among other artists. As you can […]
Ceramic Vase Check out this handcrafted, historic vase of Fort Chrisitan. Only $3.99 on ebay. The card says: “Built in 1671 and named in honor of King Christian V. It served as Governor’s residence, Church, Town Hall, Police Station, Jail, and now, the VI Museum.” Update: This item has been sold. Shop VI History!
Pretty Painting The Danish auction house of Bruun Rasmussen represents some of the most beautiful and obscure items that originated from the Danish West Indies. 🇩🇰 Prized Collectibles A few months ago, the auctioneers sold two treasured paintings of the Battle of West Kay. They portrayed a historic event that occurred outside the harbor of […]
Larry Gluck, Artist Larry Gluck created some of the most captivating scenes of the Virgin Islands on canvas! On a well deserved vacation in 1961, he and his wife, Sheila traveled to St. Thomas where they fell in love with paradise. Larry began painting and explained, “it was only watercolor with its intrinsic beauty […]
Charles Hawes Artists have found the beauty of the Virgin Islands captivating since the beginning of time. ⛱ Charles Hawes, a talented artist from West Virginia, fell in love with the scenic vistas while on vacation in 1964. A Deep Love for the Islands The following year, he moved to St. Croix where he began […]
Beautiful Painting by Caroc Up for sale, this week is a very special work of art created by the artist, Caroc in 1929. It is a one of kind creation that was purchased by the West Indies Corporation and donated to the East Asiatic Company to honor the anniversary of its founding, March 27, 1897. […]
These beautiful paintings are currently up for auction! Cecile Ryden Johnson They were created by artist, Cecile Ryden Johnson, an internationally recognized watercolorist. 👩🏼🎨 She preferred the “open air” style of painting, working in natural settings directly from nature. These beautiful watercolors captured the holiday spirit at Caneel Bay, busy downtown St. Thomas, a panoramic […]
For those of you familiar with the Virgin Islands, doesn’t this painting above look like it was painted at Morningstar Beach on St. Thomas? ⛱ Viggo Johansen This painting was created by Viggo Johansen, one of Denmark’s most prominent painters in the 1890s. As a boy, he showed an inherent talent for drawing and studied […]
Who is this Mystery Woman? This image of a woman from the US Virgin Islands is part of a special collection found at the New York Public Library. 🔎 German-born artist and graphic designer, Winold Reiss created this drawing along with many other portraits. It was probably drawn sometime in the mid-1920s or 1930s. Winold […]