Last Light, River Nocturne


Last Light, River Nocturne

Reduction woodcut, edition 22, size 21.5 x 33 inches.

A nocturnal view of Portsmouth Harbor from the river bank as seen from behind the Bow Street’s brick buildings, circa the 1990s. The Moran tugs sit safely at their home dock. The artist’s Portsmouth studio and gallery are in the brick buildings with the moon high above.

ABOUT / Don Gorvett is an artist and printmaker known for his large and powerful woodcuts of maritime and architectural subjects. He was born in Boston, MA, in 1949, and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts through the Ford Junior Fellowship Grant. His life long intention of living within the realms of harbors and the sea continues to provide the intellectual stimulus in which to approach the maritime imagery.

Mr. Gorvett's woodcuts are in public and private collections, which include The Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA., Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA., Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA., Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH., Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockport, ME., Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA., Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA., Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, VT., Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME., Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA., Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME., Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA., and the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.