The Shipping Forecast, Blue Moon
Reduction woodcut, edition 24, Size 29 x 26 inches.
A nocturnal view from Don Gorvett’s studio window looking on to a salt ship waiting to unload its road salt cargo.
ABOUT / Don Gorvett is an artist and printmaker known for his large and powerful woodcuts of maritime and architectural subjects. He was born in Boston, MA, in 1949, and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts through the Ford Junior Fellowship Grant. His life-long intention of living within the realms of harbors and the sea continues to provide the intellectual stimulus in which to approach maritime imagery.
On View Now
Don Gorvett: Working Waterfronts
April 2, through September 12, 2021
A retrospective exhibiting over 70 woodcuts, blocks, and drawings at the Portsmouth Historical Society's Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH. Open 7 days, 10 am–5 pm. 603-436-8433
Mr. Gorvett's woodcuts are in public and private collections, which include The Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA., Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA., Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA., Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH., Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockport, ME., Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA., Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA., Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, VT., Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME., Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA., Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME., Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA., and the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.