Edward Griffith combines the natural and man-made scenery of the east coast in a realistic style of painting, capturing the merging impressions of the past and present that are so unique to the ever changing American coast.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Design, Griffith has been working as an agency art director, graphic designer, illustrator and painter since 1956, the last 15 of these years devoted to marine painting. During his 51-year career, Ed’s talents have given him the opportunity to work throughout the United States as well as more than 25 foreign countries.
Griffith is an artist member and past member of the board of directors of the American Society of Marine Artists, and his works can be seen in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe, South America and the Far East. His paintings have been juried into all American Society of Marine Artists national shows in 1997, and also into the Robert Ruark Invitational, the Southeast North Carolina Invitational and the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport’s Modern Marine Masters exhibit. His works have also been exhibited in the Maritime Gallery’s International Marine Art Exhibition every year since 1998. Ed received the Museum Purchase Award at the 1998 International show and his painting “Inner Harbor” was added to the Museum’s permanent collection. At the 2006 International, Griffith’s painting “Starboard Pass at Dawn” was honored with the Thomas M. Hoyne III Award, given to the painting best depicting the Gloucester fishing schooners and the marine fisheries industry. Griffith again received the Museum Purchase Award at the 2007 International exhibit for his painting “Dawn on Port Royal Sound”.