April 1, 2023 Update:
Our pier suffered damage from flooding and strong winds on Friday, October 29, 2021. Help us in our rebuilding efforts; contribute to our Pier Repair Fund. This is an opportunity for us to improve the structure and enhance its educational value to the community. We want to add interactive learning to this outdoor space for visitors of all ages. Help us accomplish this goal and donate today!
Neil Harpe's "Working the Chesapeake" collection comprises 12 black and white lithographs, which document the various Chesapeake Bay fisheries and the people who work the waters of the Bay. Each lithograph is part of a limited set and is signed and numbered by the artist. Each lithograph sells for $25 with all money going to the Learning Pier fund. Call the museum for more details and to purchase.
The lithographs are printed on 100% cotton rag Arches paper from original pencil drawings on frosted Mylar®. The originals had been commissioned by Maryland Sea Grant to illustrate the book, "Working the Chesapeake: Watermen on the Bay," by Mark Jacoby (1991).
Neil Harpe was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He approaches his art through a variety of mediums and often combines several of these approaches in a single work. Harpe is particularly known for his marine art.
His artwork can be found in private and corporate collections including the permanent collections of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Calvert Marine Museum. His series of mixed media abstractions based on mathematical proofs are on permanent display at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. His lithographs were included in the “Art in the Embassies Program” of the U.S. State Dept. and were displayed at U.S. Embassies across the globe.