The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
James Prosek: Ocean Fishes Artist/Author Talk and Book Signing
Wednesday Dec 5 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Artist James Prosek will discuss his new book, Ocean Fishes, which showcases Atlantic game fish in the moments after they are pulled from the water. He will also sign copies. Prosek's work is currently featured in our Art of Science Gallery.
Free, open to the public
Dubbed “the Audubon of the fishing world” by The New York Times, Connecticut artist James Prosek is known for his detailed and arresting watercolor paintings, which primarily feature fish and other ocean creatures. He showcases his personal impressions of marine beauties such as a 15-foot-long blue marlin through life-size paintings. Through direct observation and imagination, Prosek reveals the subtle colors and forms of fishes often hidden from our view beneath the water’s surface.
In his new book, Ocean Fishes (Rizzoli New York, October 2012), Prosek portrays Atlantic game fish as they are plucked from the ocean, still shining with the hues of life. Join us for a talk and film showing about how he created the paintings for the book. Watch as he receives the Academy's Gold Medal for Distinction in Natural History Art, joining the ranks of previous recipients Roger Tory Peterson and Ansel Adams.