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Dews, John Steven (1949-) UK (58)

Category: PAINTERS

DewSV1949: Born in Yorkshire in 1949, his formal training was taken in the north of England.
1976: Dews first exhibition. Since 1976 he has had a continual presence at the galleries of his London representative Oliver Swann, see Tryon Galleries & Royal Exchange Art Gallery.

Steven Dews is probably England's most respected contemporary marine artist. Dews' work is meticulous in its detail and observation of the natural surroundings and this perception and understanding has developed through his personal love of sailing and the sea. His reputation has grown rapidly over the past few years, mainly through the work he has undertaken as the official artist of many of the world's major yachting events.DewsJSP

His work has an international appeal and he has received many commissions throughout the world including those from large corporations such as BP and Amoco. So great is the demand for his commission works in fact that at present there is a three year waiting list. As a result of this waiting list and the slow speed at which Dews works, relatively few of his original works are currently available on the open market.

Official commissions include paintings for the 150th anniversary of the New York Yacht Club and the bicentennial celebrations in Sydney Harbour for the Australian Government.

 

John Steven Dews - 58 PAINTINGS
America racing Maria, New York, 1851
America
VIGILANT RACING VALKYRIE FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP
BRITANNIA RACING NAVAHOE, VALKYRIE II, SATANITA, CALLUNA AND IVERNA OFF COWES SOLENT, AUGUST 1893
Heavy weather start - "Vigilant" racing "Valkyrie II", 1893 America's Cup
VIGILANT, BRITANNIA AND MARJORIE, CLYDE WEEK 1894
Vigilant and Britannia duelling for the Queen's Cup
Britannia Racing Valkyrie III and Ailsa
The "Defender" leading the "Valkyrie", 1895, America's Cup Challenge
Valkyrie Racing on the Clyde
Columbia and Shamrock off Rhode Island, 1899
The Last Beat
Britannia racing off Cowes
Westward leading the pack off Norris Castle, Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta, 1926
WESTWARD REACHING THROUGH COWES ROADS
Before the start, Clyde fortnight, 7th July 1928, the King's Cup start off Hunter's Quay
Lulworth and Shamrock off the Needles, 1929
Shamrock V well ahead of Candida off Cowes
'Shamrock V' (J/K3) racing 'Velsheda' (J/K7) and 'Britannia' (K1), Thames Estuary c. 1930'
Shamrock (V) (K3) head of Britannia (K1), Astra (K2) and Velsheda (K7) off Hampstead Ledge
Shamrock V
SHAMROCK RACING OFF NORRIS CASTLE AGAINST ASTRA (K2), CAMBRIA (K4) AND CANDIDA (K8)
Shamrock V and Enterprise
Shamrock V and Enterprise
'Velsheda' shows her paces
Solent Fortnight 1932
Storming Through Cowes Roads
Rainbow and Endeavour
'West Ryde Middle - 1934 'Big Class' Race rounding West Ryde Middle'
Endeavour and Rainbow racing off Rhode Island
ENDEAVOUR I RACING VELSHEDA
Endeavour and Velsheda racing in Torbay
A perfect start - Endeavour leads Britannia and Vasheda over the start line at Cowes with Shamrock V following behind
J Class at Cowes, 1934
Endeavour (I) leading Valsheda off the Needles
'Endeavour' leading 'Astra' & 'Candida' off Ryde, Isle of Wight, 1934
Endeavour and Rainbow
Velsheda wins the Start
Shamrock on Port Tack dipping behind Endeavour
The Mighty Westward
BREEZY START - THE FINAL TWO DAYS OF THE 1935 SEASON AT DARTMOUTH
YANKEE HARD ON THE BREEZE
Shamrock (V) outpacing Britannia at Cowes, 1935
STAND BY TO TACK - YANKEE FOLLOWS VELSHEDA AROUND THE WINDWARD MARK, ENDEAVOUR, CANDIDA, SHAMROCK AND BRITANNIA TRAIL BEHIND, ROYAL SOUTHERN YACHT CLUB RACE 10TH AUGUST 1935 (BRITANNIA'S LAST RACE)
SEVEN MAGNIFICENT CUTTERS TAKE ON THE SOLENT'S LIVELY CHOP, COWES WEEK, AUGUST 1935
Laying The Mark
Britannia & Yankee, Round The Island Race, 1935
Racing through Cowes Roads, August 1935 Endeavour, Velsheda, Candida and Yankee
The 'Js' take the lead in the Royal Southern Yacht Club Match on 10th August 1935 (Yankee, Shamrock, Velsheda, Britannia and Endeavour in the West Solent)
Evaluating the Quadrilateral Jib in 1936; Endeavour I and Endeavour II sparring off the Needles
Laying The Mark
Endeavour II jumps the gun, race IV, 1937 Amerca's cup off Rhode Island
Endeavour crosses ahead; Velsheda
'Shamrock V' trailing 'Endeavour' and 'Velsheda' in the 1999 Antigua Classic Week Regatta
Race start off Cowes, America's Cup Jubilee, August 2001
HARD BEAT TO THE WEST-LYMINGTON TOWN SAILING CLUB, J-CLASS REGATTA
"Rounding the Gybe Mark"
Velsheda & Ranger, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta


 

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