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Drew, Clement

Clement Drew was born in Boston or nearby Kingston, Massachusetts. During his career he painted from locations as far-flung as Cape Horn and San Francisco to the Grand Banks. From 1827 through the 1860s he is listed in Boston directories under various professions including dry goods storekeeper, librarian, carpet salesman, art dealer, figurehead carver, photographer, and marine painter. From 1838 to1886 Drew was active as a marine painter, traveling the New England coast. From the 1860s through the 1880s he painted frequently along Cape Ann near Gloucester. During this time he was doubtless exposed to the work of Fitz Hugh Lane, whose style influenced his. Drew is best known for his coastal scenes, which often feature lighthouses and ships on rough seas. No items found.