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David Thimgan Hawaiian Oil Painting "Whalers at Maui," Late 20th Century

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David Thimgan (American, 1955 – 2003)
Whalers at Maui, late 20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower left
Titled to verso
Includes certificate of authenticity with photograph of work

David Thimgan was a passionate maritime historian and California native. His parents were hobbyist painters and he was encouraged by his father to become a full-time artist at the age of twenty-three. Without a formal education, Thimgan used his historical knowledge of marine and maritime history with incredible research skills to create paintings based on early 19th century marine history with historical accuracy. He was a member of the American Society of Maritime Artists beginning in 1981 until his death. Thimgan’s artworks have been notably exhibited in the Mystic International, and the American Society of Maritime Artists National Exhibition.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting


- minor dust accretions to surface; abrasion to upper margin; frame abrasions; faint stretcher marks; moderate cracking throughout the composition; minor wear and dust accretions to frame; minor wear to verso.


37.0" W x 27.0" H x 2.5" D

- measures frame; sight measures 29.5" W x 19.5" H.

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