BIOGRAPHY - Russ Kramer (Born 1960)
Today, Russ Kramer is widely regarded to be among the world’s leading marine artists. His large-scale studio paintings create ‘first-hand’ experiences for the viewer, putting you right on board during some of history’s greatest yacht races or turn-of-the-century luxury vessels. A sense of the dramatic moment, combined with meticulous research and attention to detail, have found considerable appeal and sell quickly into private and corporate collections. His works are unique and immediately recognizable, combining narrative, historical, figurative and maritime disciplines. Russ is past-president of the 500-member American Society of Marine Artists and a member of the New York Yacht Club.
Russ has been the subject of a one-man show at the Museum of Yachting in Newport, Rhode Island, appeared in WoodenBoat, Yachting, and Sail magazines, and is prominently represented in Hyland-Granby’s and William Koch’s volumes, Art and Artifacts of The America’s Cup.
He has won multiple awards at the Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition, including the prestigious Yachting Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2017. He is represented by the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Stonington, CT.
Prior to turning to painting full-time in 2006, Russ spent three decades as a graphic designer, illustrator, journalist and creative executive.
Russ works and lives and in Mystic, CT with his wife Laura and son Jack, 17.