The Council of War  (2009) after Willem van de Velde (the Elder) drawing from 1666

The Council of War (2009) after Willem van de Velde (the Elder) drawing from 1666

Maarten Platje: The Early History of the U.S. Navy

May 3 - August 18, 2019

An exhibition of recent paintings by Dutch marine painter Maarten Platje, showcasing important historic U.S. naval battles and his iconic work, The Council of War, based on the famous historical drawing by Willem van de Velde the Elder (1611-93). Plaatje served in the Dutch navy, has a mastery of sailing ships, and has sailed the waters depicted in his works. His paintings are richly detailed, technically accurate, and extensively researched to provide a realistic portrayal of historic ships and events.


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Dual Opening Reception

THURSDAY, May 9, 2019

5:00-7:00PM. Free for members and students, others $10

Come celebrate the opening of Maarten Platje: The Early History of the U.S. Navy and Alec Both: Sleeping by the Mississippi. There will be passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.


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