“Liberty ship, North Atlantic Winter”
Painting reported stolen from the Hotel Bellevue, Sicily
Marine art by Gordon Frickers 50 x 81 cms (20″ x 32″), oils.
Original Stolen (private commission to former deck officer)
The LIBERTY ships became the largest single class of merchant ships ever built.
They had an exaggerated reputation for breaking in 2 in cold heavy weather, this painting nicely illustrating the risk.
That said, many Liberty ships were still working during the 1970’s.
The Liberty ships were a development of a British design, built in the USA as replacements for the heavy losses, these fine ships proved very popular with their crews.
It was considered, if they survived one voyage they had paid for themselves.
The Liberty class ship ex “Meyer Lissner” sold to France after W W II to become “Trun“, de Companie Generale Trans-Atlantique.
While many of this artist’s paintings are commissioned for presentations, gifts etc by companies, this powerful study in oils, 20″ x 30″ was commissioned by former deck officer Claude Picault.
This painting was last heard of reported stolen with one other of his yacht “Nizou IV” from Hotel Bellevue in Sicily.
The artist Gordon Frickers has a long experience of working with professional sea people.
Gordon Frickers © 19.07.2001, updated 26.06.15
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