Harry Heine

Marine Artist | Painter

Heine’s artistic mastery is immediately evident. . Elected in 1980, he was the first and only Canadian elected to the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA, London England), and is considered one of the leading Marine artists in Canada. He exhibited regularly with the R.S.M.A. in both London and Mystic, Connecticut and in gallery exhibitions internationally. . Heine was a P.V.P. of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists and of the Federation of Canadian Artists. He was made an Honorary Citizen of the City of Victoria in 1985 and an Honorary Alberta Artist in 1983 in recognition of his contribution to the Visual Arts. He was also a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society. . His work hangs in many public collections including the Legislative Buildings of the Government of British Columbia; Washington State Arts Commission Collection; Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, England; Mystic Seaport Museum, U.S.A.; the Provincial Maritime Museum, B.C.; Government House Collection, B.C.; the Mendel Gallery, Saskatchewan; Edmonton Art Gallery and the Alberta Art Foundation. Heine has painted murals for Expo ’86 in Vancouver, Syncrude Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion in Edmonton and the towns of Vegreville, Fort Sasatchewan, Chemainus and Chetwynd. Painting commissions include the Canada I Society (America’s Cup), Telecom Canada, H.M.C.S. Malahat, the Government of B.C. and Beautiful British Columbia Magazine. Other works range from carved murals and ship models to posters and book illustrations and coin designs with the Canadian mint. He was made a Life Member of the Sail & Life Training Society and the Vintage Vessel Registry. . Harry Heine passed away in September 2004, he lived in Victoria British Columbia, Canada, with his wife, Tess and three children Caren, Mark, and Jennifer, all actively showing successful artists

In a remarkable career spanning 76 years, Heine toured the world and shared his unique vision. He’s most renowned for his haunting watercolor interpretations of life on Canada’s rugged west coast, where his work has become synonymous with this land’s natural beauty. . Harry Heine’s art was an extension of his robust passion for life. Although the man himself has moved on, he lives in our hearts through the rich legacy of the lives he has touched and his artistic visions that grace the walls of so many. Harry’s family continues his legacy at www.spindriftstudios.com

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