Artist Norman Crump

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CrumpOil native Bostonian, Norman Crump has been painting the Boston area, Boston Harbor and New England landscapes for over forty years.  A plein aire and studio artist, he is best known for his strong design and use of vibrant color.  Working primarily in oil and recently in acrylic, Norman's paintings are sought after and commissioned by corporate and private collectors throughout the US and abroad. 
Norman attended Vesper George and the Art Institute of Boston before setting out to travel across the United States.  Those years of travel have given him a unique appreciation of the nuances of light and color in nature.  During the 70's, Norman and several other local artists opened a large studio in South Boston.  It was there that he begain creating large abstracts and landscapes, working from the painting sketches he had compiled during his travels.    In 1980 Norman moved his family to Thompson's Island in Boston Harbor where he eventually became Captain of the Thompson Island Ferry, the Pilgrim IV.  Even while spending long hours as the ferry captain, Norman found time to study and paint Boston Harbor's city landscapes and surrounding islands.  To celebrate Thompson Island's 150 Anniversary Year, and to raise  awarness of the cleaning up of Boston Harbor, Norman was contracted to create a giant work of art on the north end of the island closest to the mouth of the harbor.  Using a meadow for his "canvas" and a tractor as his "brush" he created a hawk in flight with the wing span of a football field.  Norman's relationship with Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center continues to flourish today. 
During his ten years on the island, Norman's passion for his craft became so great that in 1990 he left the island to establish a home studio in South Boston and to pursue a full-time career in painting.  A series of successful studio shows led Norman to [...]

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