The American Society of Marine Artists presents the First National Marine Art Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 8-11, 2016. The schedule includes this presentation by Lisa Egeli and her father Peter:
One family of Artists’ Relationship with Art and the Sea
A conversation and slide show with ASMA Fellow Emeritus Peter Egeli and his daughter, ASMA Fellow Lisa Egeli
Three generations of Egelis have been professional artists with a passion for the sea, and Peter and Lisa will share photos and stories from inside a family of artists, sailors, boatbuilders and world travelers. Peter will talk about his father, Bjorn Egeli, who left Norway at 14 to sail on tall ships all over the world. Bjorn went on to a successful career as a portrait painter whose subjects included Eisenhower and MacArthur. Peter Egeli’s portraits grace the walls of the Pentagon and numerous public and private institutions around the world, and his marine paintings of both working and fighting sail have been sought-after for decades. Lisa Egeli’s career has also been one of both marine painting and portrait painting, and all three generations of the family have built their own boats.
Visit the ASMA website for the complete schedule and registration information.