Setting Sail: Works on Paper at Childs Gallery

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Leo Meissner, American (1895-1977), Seal Ledges Awash, 1965, Wood engraving, 6 x 8 3/8 inches.

On view in Childs Gallery’s Print Department, Boston, from March 5 to April 26, Setting Sail: Works on Paper features a diverse selection of prints, drawings, and watercolors depicting the sea. Artists have long been captivated by the ocean, fascinated by the varied effects of wind and weather, from stormy seas to tranquil waters. Drawn from Childs Gallery’s extensive collection of works on paper, Setting Sail reflects the broad range of artistic interpretations of this dynamic subject over the course of the 20th century. Leo Meissner, American (1895-1977), Seal Ledges Awash, 1965, Wood engraving, 6 x 8 3/8 inches. William Partridge Burpee, American (1846-1940), Sunset