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Firth, Richard M. (1971-) UK (65)

Category: PAINTERS

FirthRMVFormer butcher Richard Firth has become one of the world’s leading marine artists, after teaching himself with a beginners’ painting-by-numbers kit.
Mr Firth now sells his work for up to £40,000 a piece in some of the most prestigious auction houses, including Christies in New York.

The 40-year-old said: ‘I sometimes have to pinch myself to believe I’m no longer a butcher but a full-time artist.’

FirthRM4Richard Firth was born in Yorkshire, England in 1971. He is mainly self-taught and began his artistic career by painting vintage cars, with two of his motoring paintings published as limited edition prints.

He began painting marine subjects, especially square riggers, and received instruction from Brian May, the well known marine painter. May introduced Richard Firth to the works of the famed marine artists, Stephen Dews and Stephen Renard. Firth was very impressed with their works and determined that he could equal their quality.

At the present time, Richard Firth produces only eight to nine paintings a year, and is certainly the most promising newcomer to the marine art scene, with the real potential to overtake his two mentors, Dews and Renard.

Firth was asked to exhibit at the prestigious Ferens Museum and Art Gallery, Hull, England in their Winter Exhibition of 1996. Since then, his marine paintings have become highly sought after by collectors of fine marine art.

Due to the limited amount of paintings Richard Firth creates each year, only a handful of are currently available for sale, worldwide.

James Starkey, an agent in marine art, said: ‘Richard’s is an amazing story.’

 

Richard M. Firth - 65 PAINTINGS
Vigilant and Valkyrie II, America’s Cup 1893
Vigilant And Valkyrie II, The America Cup 1893, 1893
Vigilant and Valkyrie (II) racing off Newport, Rhode Island for the 1893 America's Cup
Vigilant and Valkyrie II, America's Cup 1893
Vigilant and Valkyrie (II) racing off Newport, Rhode Island, for the 1893 America
Vigilant and Valkyrie II, America's Cup 1893
Vigilant and Valkyrie, America's Cup 1893
Vigilant and Valkyrie II racing off Newport in the America
Vigilant and Valkyrie II racing off Newport for the 1893 America's Cup
VIGILANT AND VALKYRIE II, AMERICAS CUP, 1893
Vigilant and Valkyrie II, racing off Newport in the America's Cup, 1893
Vigilant and Valkyrie II racing off Rhode Island, 1893
Vigilant vs. Valkyrie II
Vigilant and Valkyrie II on the windward leg, America's Cup, 1893
Vigilant & Brittania 1894 Racing off the Royal Yacht Squadron on the Solent
Vigilant & Brittania Racing on the Clyde
Vigilant & Brittania 1894 on the Solent
Brittania Vigilant & satania Racing off Cowes
Vigilant and Britannia in a close duel in the Solent, 1894
Vigilant and Britannia racing off Hunter's Quay
Britannia and Vigilant
Vigilant In British Waters Off Cowes With Britannia And Satanita 1894
AMERICAN YACHT VIGILANT RACING AGAINST THE KING’S YACHT BRITANNIA ON THE SOLENT OFF THE ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON
Vigilant and Britannia racing off Hunter's Quay in July 1894
Vigilant and Britannia racing off Hunter's Quay on the Clyde
Britannia and Vigilant neck and neck off Norris Castle, Cowes, 1894
Vigilant and Britannia neck-and-neck in the Solent, 1894
Shamrock V and Candida racing off the Royal Yacht Squadron's home at Cowes
The America's Cup 1930 Lipton's Last Challenge
Shamrock (V), Candida and Westward racing off Cowes, 1930
Shamrock V and Enterprise in the America's Cup
Shamrock V and Enterprise, America's Cup 1930
The Big Class 1932 Regatta
A trial match between Endeavour and Velsheda racing off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
Endeavour and Velsheda racing off Cowes
Americas Cup 1934 Endeavour & Rainbow Racing off Rode Island
Americas Cup 1934
The America's Cup 1934 : Rainbow and Endeavour Racing of Rhode Island
Endeavour and Rainbow in the America's Cup
Endeavour & Rainbow, America’s Cup 1934
The America's Cup 1934
THE AMERICA'S CUP 1934, ENDEAVOUR AND RAINBOW RACING OFF RHODE ISLAND
America’s Cup 1934, Endeavour and Rainbow
America’s Cup 1934, Endeavour & Rainbow
ENDEAVOUR AND RAINBOW, AMERICA’S CUP, 1934
Endeavor and Shamrock V
Britannia and Yankee racing at full pelt off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, 1935
Yankee, Endeavour 1 & Candida Racing on the Solent off the Royal Yacht Squadron
Endeavour 1, Candida, Velsheda & Yankee Racing off the Royal Yacht Squadron, 1935
Yankee & Endeavour Racing off the Royal Yacht Squadron 1935
Yankee, Britannia and Endeavour racing in the Solent off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes in the summer of 1935
Yankee and Britannia Racing in the Solent
Yankee & Britannia racing off Norris Castle
Britannia, Westward, Yankee, 1935
Endeavour (II) and Velsheda powering to windward in Osborne Bay
Endeavour (II) and Velsheda powering to windward off Cowes
America's Cup 1937, Ranger and Endeavor
NYYC Cruise Race
New York yacht race off Rhodes Island
A View to a Thrill – America’s Cup 1937 Ranger and Endeavour II
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB CRUISE, 1937, RANGER, ENDEAVOUR II, ENDEAVOUR, YANKEE AND RAINBOW
Endeavour II and Ranger, The Americas Cup 1937
The New York Yacht Club's Cruise, 1937: Ranger and Endeavour (I), ahead of Endeavour (II), Rainbow and Yankee
Ranger, Endeavour, Endeavour 2, Yankee & Rainbow, Racing off Buzzards Bay, The New York Yacht Club
New York Yacht Club Cruise, 1937



 

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