On the Maine Coast
After living in the Channel Islands and the art colony at St. Ives on the Cornish coast, Frederick Waugh began to make a name for himself with his English seascapes. But after two of them were rejected by the Royal Academy of Art in 1907, he returned to America where the same works met with acclaim. A later sojourn with his half-sister on the New England coast led to scenes like this one. Though countless artist have depicted the crashing waves of the North Atlantic coast, no one has been more responsible for popularizing American marine painting than Waugh, whose fame and knowledge of the sea led the U.S. government to call on his help to camouflage ships during World War I. This painting sometimes called THE ROLLING SURF.