Caravaggio, Michelangelo da
Christo and Jeanne Claude
Church, Frederic Edwin
Cox, John Rogers
Currier and Ives
Roy Cross is considered by many to be
the most accurate painter of historical marine vessels of all
time. After training at the St. Martins School of Fine Art, Roy
Cross's artistic career became established as an illustrator in
numerous fields for journals and books. During the Second World
War he illustrated air force maintenance books and publications
such as "'Aeroplane" and "Aviation Week".
After the war, Roy Cross produced illustrations for the tops of
the Airfix model boxes which are remembered by generations of
children today. He decided to concentrate primarily upon marine
painting and he was immediately successful.
Elected a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists in 1977,
his art covers clipper ships to Mississippi steamboats, warships
to commercial steam vessels and Royal Yachts to Americas Cup contenders.