Steven Cryan graduated from Paier College of Art in the early 1970’s. Since that time he has been painting maritime and railroad subjects. His luminous, realistic watercolors have won numerous awards and hang in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Most recently, one of his paintings has been added to the art collection on board the new QUEEN MARY II. Steven has illustrated many covers and center spreads for magazines including; Keyston, Steamboat Bill, Shoreliner, Trains Magazine, Nautical World and Moran Corporation’s Towline Magazine. Over a dozen of his illustrations can be seen in the book, Where Rails Meet the Sea. A second book, published by Barnes & Noble, Tugboats, includes his illustrations and photographs. His artwork has also been featured on the cover of the Spring 2003 catalogue, Lionel Trains’.
For thirteen years, Steven has been the guest curator of the Connecticut River Museum’s holiday exhibit, “Trains, Tracks and Trimmings”, for which he designs and builds large operation HO train layouts. His modeling skills can be seen at the Pizzzaworks Restaurant in Old Saybrook, CT. His artwork has been featured as fundraiser for the Flying Yankee Group and the Friends to Save Long Island Railroad Steam Engine #35.
Steven Cryan is a leading authority on trains, tugs and maritime history. His photography collection on the subject is one of the largest in the USA and he gives slide shows and lectures throughout the country. His work can be seen at the Dock & Dine Restaurant in Old Saybrook, CT and at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.