Joseph Reindler is a self-taught marine artist based in New Zealand. His historical oil paintings depict maritime subjects ranging from wartime shipping scenes, to inshore and transoceanic yacht races, harbor settings and coastal landscapes.
Born in New Zealand, Joseph graduated with a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland, and a major in high-performance yacht aerodynamics within the University’s Yacht Research Unit – which gained him a Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ Student Naval Engineering Prize. During this time he was also active in inshore yacht racing with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Upon graduation Joseph joined the British Royal Navy as an officer, commissioning as a Sub Lieutenant in the Marine Engineering branch of the Royal Navy. Despite having painted all his life, it was during officer training at Dartmouth Naval College that his painting was first noticed by the college academic staff and marine art curators – who then arranged for a studio to be made available to him at Dartmouth – an exception from the strictures of officer training.
Ultimately choosing not to pursue a naval career, Joseph had stints in the marine industry before deciding to develop maritime art as a full-time venture. Joseph recently had one of his early original works published in “Bismarck – Pride of the German Navy”, by John Asmussen – and also exhibited at the McHugh Gallery in Aspen, Colorado last year. Still in the early stages, he is focused on establishing himself as a talented up-and-coming maritime artist.