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Sinking of the Saratoga Watercolor by Arthur Beaumont
Sinking of the Saratoga Watercolor by Arthur Beaumont
Sinking of the Saratoga Watercolor by Arthur Beaumont
Sinking of the Saratoga Watercolor by Arthur Beaumont
Sinking of the Saratoga Watercolor by Arthur Beaumont
Sinking of the Saratoga Watercolor by Arthur Beaumont
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Sinking of the Saratoga Watercolor by Arthur Beaumont

  • This painting offers a vivid portrayal of the USS Saratoga's final moments
  • Rendered by Arthur Beaumont, a war correspondent artist with a close connection to the event
  • Highlights a significant chapter in military and nuclear history
  • Serves as a compelling visual reminder of the Cold War's early events
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Arthur Beaumont
(1890-1978) I American

The Sinking of the Saratoga

This compelling watercolor captures the dramatic sinking of the USS Saratoga with bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors that bring the historic moment to life. Painted by Arthur Beaumont, one of the world's most prominent war correspondent artists, this composition offers a close view of the Saratoga's historic sinking. The visual of the once formidable ship at a dramatic angle, surrounded by swelling waves,. . .
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Arthur Beaumont
(1890-1978) I American

The Sinking of the Saratoga

This compelling watercolor captures the dramatic sinking of the USS Saratoga with bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors that bring the historic moment to life. Painted by Arthur Beaumont, one of the world's most prominent war correspondent artists, this composition offers a close view of the Saratoga's historic sinking. The visual of the once formidable ship at a dramatic angle, surrounded by swelling waves, orange flames and smoke, is perfectly representative of Beaumont's famed oeuvre. The contrast of the fiery wreckage with the tranquil blue ocean encapsulates the heightened emotion of this pivotal moment of nuclear and military history.

  The USS Saratoga, an iconic aircraft carrier of the 1920s, served valiantly through WWII until it was damaged in the battle of Iwo Jima. Deemed obsolete, the Saratoga was subjected to the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests, surviving the first test only to be sunk by the second, illustrating the devastating impact of nuclear weapons on naval warfare. The sinking of this monumental ship served as a stark demonstration of nuclear power's destructive capacity, marking a critical moment in the early stages of the Cold War and the arms race between the US and the Soviet Union.  

Arthur Beaumont, born in Norwich, England, studied art at prestigious institutions throughout in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Paris. After immigrating to America via Canada, he became known for his watercolors of naval subjects, especially battleships and harbor scenes. His work gained prominence during World War II, and he continued producing watercolors depicting naval activities worldwide. The 1989 book Arthur Beaumont, Naval Artist documents his daring and intriguing life, and the San Diego Maritime Museum recently held a major retrospective exhibition of his life's work.

Circa 1946 

Paper: 26 1 /4” high by 21” wide (66.68 x 53.34 cm)
Framed: 32 3 /4” high x 27 3 /4” wide (83.19 x 70.49 cm)   
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Sinking of the Saratoga Watercolor by Arthur Beaumont
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Paintings
Depth: 1.0 in. (2.54 cm)
Width: 27.75 in. (70.49 cm)
Height: 32.75 in. (83.19 cm)
Canvas Width: 21.000 in. (53.34 cm)
Canvas Height: 26.250 in. (66.68 cm)
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