Anthony D Blake

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About Anthony D Blake

A D Blake is one of the world's foremost marine artists. Based in Auckland, City of Sails, his work is hung in collections throughout the United States, Canada, Virgin Islands, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Blake has received commissions from such prestigious institutions as the New York Yacht Club, the Herreshoff Maritime Museum, Rhode Island and the Storm Trysail Yacht Club, New York. His paintings feature in Yachts On Canvas by James Taylor of the Greenwich Maritime Museum, London. The official America's Cup Program of 2000 and the Cowes Jubilee Regatta programme celebrating the 150th anniversary of the America's Cup race, both featured Blake's work.

Given the family history, A D Blake's commitment to professional maritime painting is understandable. Both he and his brother, the late Sir Peter Blake inherited an understanding and love of the sea. Outstanding talent, coupled with technical skills as a graduate of Auckland's School of Engineering result in A D Blake creating world class works of the highest quality.

Recently A D Blake's paintings have been published in the prestigious five volume set of books titled, The Holy Grail of Yachting: The Art of the America's Cup. The Eastern Yacht Club, at Marblehead, Massachusetts are in the process of publishing the history of their yacht club which features A D Blake's paintings.

New works feature in our upcoming Summer catalogue.