About John Stobart
The world of art is filled with examples of creative geniuses who did poorly in school. John Stobart is one such genius. The British artist, known for his dramatic maritime paintings, barely passed his general education classes before entering art school. However, his art career is simply prolific, with painting after painting documenting the majesty of the sailing ship as it passes out of existence. Stobart's work is inspired by his many adventures, which include a stint in the RAE and a trip down to South Africa. These dramatic experiences are forever imprinted on his canvasses, which speak of a world of dramatic discovery and open horizons. Stobart is also known as one of the first to create limited edition prints of his work, to prevent great masterpieces from entering into private collections and fading into oblivion. You can find many such prints, along with original artwork, in the vast inventory on eBay. There, the full range of his projects is represented with many outdoor and ocean-based paintings. John Stobart continues to create today, adding to an already impressive legacy.