High School & Adult Level Books
Archibald, E.H.H. The Dictionary of Sea Painters. Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors' Club; Poughkeepsie, NY: Distributed by Apollo Books, 1980. Short biographies of marine artists.
Belanger, Pamela J. Inventing Acadia: Artists and Tourists at Mount Desert. Rockland, ME: Farnsworth Art Museum, 1999.
Brewington, M.V. and Dorothy Brewington. Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum. Salem, MA: The Peabody Museum of Salem, 1968.
Campbell, Kathryn H. The Thomas and James Buttersworth Collection. Searsport, ME: Penobscot Marine Museum, 2000. Full color catalog of the museum's extensive collection of paintings by these wellknown marine artists.
Davidson, A.S. Marine Art & Liverpool: Painters, Places & Flag Codes, 1760-1960. Wolverhampton, ENG: Waine Research, 1986.
Dearborn, Elwyn. Carroll Thayer Berry: A Catalogue Raisonné of his Wood Engravings, Woodcuts & Linocuts. Camden, ME: Down East Books, 1983.
Goodly Ships on Painted Seas: Ship Portraiture by Penobscot Bay Artists. Exhibit catalog for Penobscot Marine Museum and William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 1988.
Grassby, Richard B. Ship, Sea & Sky: The Marine Art of James Edward Buttersworth. New York: South Street Seaport Museum, 1994.
Hanby, Amy. The Golden Age of Sail. New York: Smithmark, 1996.
Henderson, J. Welles and Rodney P. Carlisle. Marine Art & Antiques: Jack Tar; A Sailor's Life, 1750-1910. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 1999. Marine art and manuscripts tell the story of the ordinary sailor.
Jacobsen, Anita. From Sail to Steam: The Story of Antonio Jacobsen, Marine Artist. Staten Island, NY: Manor Publishing Company, 1972.
Little, Carl. Art of the Maine Islands. Camden, ME: Down East Books, 1997.
Mellon, Gertrud A. and Elizabeth F. Wilder, eds. Maine and its Role in American Art, 1740-1963. New York: The Viking Press, 1963.
Neill, Peter. On a Painted Ocean: Art of the Seven Seas. New York: New York University Press, 1996. MS/HS. Easy text.
Peluso, Anthony J. The Bard Brothers: Painting America under Steam and Sail. Newport News, VA: Mariners' Museum, 1997. Marine folk art. MS/HS
Ports and Passages: The Maritime Art of John Stobart. Penobscot Marine Museum, July 1 - October 1, 2000.
Schaefer, Rudolph J. J. E. Buttersworth, 19th-Century Marine Painter. Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport, Inc., 1975.
Sniffen, Harold S. Antonio Jacobsen's Painted Ships on Painted Oceans. Newport News, VA: The Mariners Museum, 1994.
Taylor, James. Marine Painting: Images of Sail, Sea, and Shore. Greenwich, England: National Maritime Museum, 1995. General history of marine art, with many good illustrations. MS/HS
Thomas Birch, 1779-1851, Paintings and Drawings. Exhibit catalog for the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1966.
Urban, Erin. Hulls and Hulks in the Tide of Time: The Life and Work of John A. Noble. Staten Island, NY: John A. Noble Collection, 1993.
William Bradford, 1823-1892. Exhibit catalog for the Decordova Museum and the Whaling Museum of New Bedford, 1969.
Wilmerding, John. A History of American Marine Painting. Salem, MA: The Peabody Museum of Salem, 1968.
Wilmerding, John. Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.
Wilmerding, John. Robert Salmon, Painter of Ship & Shore. Salem, MA: Peabody Museum of Salem, 1971.