Reginald E. Nickerson Oil Painting Entitled “Nantucket” (Nautical / Marine Scene)
Nautical Oil Painting by Reginald E. Nickerson (American, 1915-1999) Entitled “Nantucket” | Oil on Canvas | Signed by artist in lower right ” R E Nickerson” | Beautiful depiction of the ship Nantucket
Nautical Oil Painting by Reginald E. Nickerson (American, 1915-1999) Entitled “Nantucket” | Oil on Canvas | Signed by artist in lower right ” R E Nickerson” | Beautiful depiction of the ship Nantucket | A marine artist and ship painter, Nickerson painted as William C. Trenholm and Thaddeus Bannister before he signed his paintings as Reginald Nickerson | Housed in gold wooden frame | Dimensions: Large, 21.5″ H x 43.5″ | Provenance: Property of a Prominent Greenwich CT Estate.
A marine artist and painter of ships, Nickerson painted as William C. Trenholm and Thaddeus Bannister before he became the artist Reginald Nickerson.
The following personal recollections are by Steve Rowland of Massachusetts:Reggie was an accomplished painter who sold many of his painting right out of his shop on Rte 6 A in West Yarmourth. I would frequently stop by there and chat with him and admire his artistic creations. He frequently talked about summers spent in Europe where he would do “touch up paintings” for Christie’s.On February 14, 1991, the Register, out of Barnstable Mass., ran an article about the paintings of William Carpenter Trenholm and how the “artist” and his works had come out of “nowhere” to suddenly be so prominent on the Marine art market. It turns out that all of the Trenholm painting were traced back to being sold out of Reggie’s shop. Reggie refunded all of the money for anyone who wanted to return his paintings and nothing ever came of it, except for a little local lure.On October 23, 1991, I purchased a Thaddeus Bannister painting from Reggie that I had admired for a while. I asked him why he painted under all the different names and he said he just enjoyed it. He said that Thaddeus Bannister was his uncle ( I have no knowledge if that is true or not). I told him he was good enough to paint under his own name and why did he bother with the other names. Now, I’m not saying I convinced him, but if you look at the records, his work only started to appear sometime after that period.In my opinion, Reggie simply matured through some other painters names, like William C Trenholm and Thaddeus Bannister, before he became the artist, Reginald Nickerson.
Artist / Maker
Reginald E. Nickerson