Peter F. Vincent, (1946 – 2012) Born in Stamford, Connecticut on April 8, 1946, he was the son of the late Kenneth T. and Elizabeth (Mullen) Vincent. He had resided in Riverside, Connecticut for many years before moving to Rockport in 1958.
Peter Vincent was a freelance artist specializing in marine painting. His common themes were of the sea, the fishermen and the ships. He was a graduate of the New England School of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He was a member of the American Society of Marine Artist and the Rockport Art Association. As a member of the Sandy Bay Yacht Club, he enjoyed sailing.
Peter Vincent would often do sketches using old photos and antique items. His main subjects, foreground and background were full of details, painting the Essex built schooners with their trademark elliptical raked sterns.
Before passing away in 2012, Peter Vincent had gained a solid reputation as one of New England’s most well regarded marine artists. In 1986 Peter was honored with the coveted Mystic Invitational award for excellence in painting.
A retrospective of this noted maritime artist is being held at the Cape Ann Museum in the month of November and December, 2015.