Richard Boyd Art Gallery

C.R. Bryant

Internationally renowned Maine artist C. R. (Bob) Bryant created maritime art for more than 60 years.  Born in the eye of a hurricane in Central Florida, he created his first painting at age five.  Later, as a member of the Palm Beach Museum of Art he painted on site copying, reproducing, and learning from the masters.  Following his service in Southeast Asia, his understanding and appreciation of visual arts was enriched while living in Europe and devoting considerable time in the world’s great art museums, living and painting in the footsteps of the old masters.

Working primarily with oils using techniques of the old masters learned over years of study he became a master of realism.  Well known for his ability to paint water he also had a working knowledge of sailing ships and today he is recognized as a leading international marine artist.

Relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 1988, his focus centered on preserving the rich Marine history of Puget Sound and his passion for classic sailing yachts.  A key aspect of his work involved the human figure, seldom included in maritime paintings but frequently the subject of his work.  Many of his paintings, specifically yachts, are portraits of crew and owners.  His love for the sea evolved through his considerable sailing experiences, and he never strayed far from the water.

Bob moved to the East coast and continued to create maritime paintings from his studio in Cape Neddick, Maine until his passing in November of 2023.  He was a member of The Copley Society of Art Boston, The Copley Society Portrait Registry, The Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters, The Maritime Gallery Mystic Seaport Greenwich Connecticut, The International Marine Artists, associate member The Salmagundi Club New York City, and Co-Founder of PRIMA the Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Art.

Fifteen of Bob’s paintings are in the permanent collection of COGAP – United States Coast Guard Art Program and his paintings are in numerous maritime museums, and part of permanent collections held by national and international corporations and private collections in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, and the Americas.


Paintings By C. R. Bryant available for purchase at the gallery –

Bob Bryant ~ ‘Steamer Vashon at Three Tree Point Puget Sound’ ~ Oil on Canvas 30″ x 40″ Retail $10,000.

C. R. Bryant ~ ‘Tow Out No. 1’ ~ Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″ Retail $3000.












Bob Bryant ~ ‘Marigold At The Needles Isle of Wight’ ~ Oil on Canvas 30″ x 24″ Retail $5000.

Bob Bryant ~ ‘Vera Gloucester’ ~ Oil on Panel 48″ x 36″ Retail $12,500.

















CR Bryant ~ ‘SV Brilliant Off Shore Carolina – Out of Mystic Seaport, Connecticut’ ~ 16″ x 20″ Retail $2700.



Paintings by CR Bryant sold at the gallery-

C. R. Bryant ~ ‘Yachts Eleonora and Mariette of 1915 Sailing Off Shore Antigua’ ~ Oil on Panel 8″ x 10″ Retail $900. SOLD









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