WARD MANN (1921-2005)
HAULING IN OIL ON MASONITE (1979)
24 X30”, COND. VERY GOOD, SIGNED LR.
Ward Mann was born in Detroit on October 3, 1921, Ward Mann was introduced to drawing and painting at the Detroit Institute of Art. Encouraged by his parents and teachers, at age twelve his work was accepted in an open exhibition of the Scarab Club in Detroit.
During WWII, he volunteered and served as a commissioned officer in the US Army Air Corps. After service, he earned his engineering degree from the University of Michigan, College of Engineering. He then had a productive career as an engineer while raising three sons.
His childhood interest in art lingered. In 1963, after relocating to Webster, New York, he made a career change. A self-taught artist, he began achieving recognition in major exhibitions and by various art organizations. In 1974, he joined the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony and opened the Ward Mann Gallery on the Pier in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Renowned for his marine paintings, he traveled and painted extensively in Europe, Greece, Norway, South America, and throughout the United States. He died on Thursday, October 13, 2005, in Webster, New York.
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