JOSEPH WILHELM
(1920-2003)



Joseph Wilhelm
'SS MUNAMAR'


Joseph Wilhelm
'Last Voyage SS LAERTES'


Joseph Wilhelm
'SS SIBAJAK, c. 1927'


Joseph Wilhelm
'VICTORIA 1931'


Joseph Wilhelm
'EMPRESS OF RUSSIA'


Joseph Wilhelm
'SS QUIRIGUA'


Joseph Wilhelm
'CONTE BIANCAMANO'


Joseph Wilhelm
'QUEEN OF BERMUDA'


Joseph Wilhelm
'KAISER WILHELM'


Joseph Wilhelm
'SS SANTA ROSA'


Joseph Wilhelm
'
COLUMBUS'

After spending a lifetime perfecting his skills as a premier ship modeler, Wilhelm turned his attention to full time painting at the age of 51. Influenced by a childhood spent along the Mississippi River, he started painting harbor scenes that depicted the character and romance of the great merchant vessels of the 50's. He then added painting trains which he personally researched and visited the areas. Through his early work in modeling, Wilhelm developed a feeling for scale, proportion and detail that lended a distinctive sense of realism to his paintings.

A native of New Orleans, Wilhelm saw his first steamship when he was six years old. "My father took me to the docks to see a British cruiser and the U.S. battleship ARKANSAS," he recalled. "I remember well holding his hand crossing the street, the ships blocked from view by the freight sheds, with only their masts towering above. We waited for a steam engine with some freight cars to go by, and then walked out on the docks to a breathtaking sight. I had found my true love."

Wilhelm was a member of the Steamship Historical Society of America, and painted commissions for steamship companies, covers for magazines, and portraits for ship lovers.


Joseph Wilhelm
'J.A.BISSO II'


Joseph Wilhelm
'A.W. WHITEMAN'


Joseph Wilhelm
'BARCELONA'


Joseph Wilhelm
'BAHIA de SIGUANEA'


Joseph Wilhelm
'Painting Ship'

 


Joseph Wilhelm
'THOMPSON LYKES'



Joseph Wilhelm
'DUCHESS of RICHMOND'



Joseph Wilhelm
'EMPRESS of CANADA'



Joseph Wilhelm
'SS CEFALU'



Joseph Wilhelm
'SS TELDE'

 

 


Joseph Wilhelm
'DUCHESS of RICHMOND'


Joseph Wilhelm
'Freighter MANISTEE'


Joseph Wilhelm
'Tug DALZELLINE'


Joseph Wilhelm
'Harmony Street Wharf'


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