Today, Russ Kramer is widely regarded to be among the country’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 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 will be prominently represented in William Koch’s forthcoming book, Art and Artifacts of The America’s Cup. He is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).
He has won multiple awards at the Annual International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, including the prestigious Yachting Award in 2009,2010, 2011 and 2013. He is represented by the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT; the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, CT and Sheldon Fine Art in Newport, RI.
Russ lives and works in Mystic, CT.