Most consider Arthur Shilstone to be the Ogden Pleissner of this generation. One can certainly see the comparison in the artist’s body of work spanning over 75 years. After graduating from high school, Arthur enrolled at Pratt Institute but, when the United States entered World War II he enlisted in the Army. When he returned from World War II, Arthur was discovered by Life magazine and built a career developing evocative paintings for illustrated articles in the likes of Smithsonian, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times Magazines. These paintings captured iconic moments in history on canvas. In the past 35 years, Shilstone has transitioned into painting some of the most stunning fishing and wildlife scenes, a testament to his versatility as an artist. Arthur Shilstone is an award winning member of the American Watercolor Society and the Society of Illustrators.
“Strike Near the Mangroves”
Watercolor on paper, 18” x 23”.
From the collection of the American Museum of Fly Fishing.