Saturday June 9 , 2 - 4 PM there will be an artist's reception at The Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover Street at Pier 44, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. The artist is Odd Andersen whose show entitled "Life on the Water" will be on view through October 20, 2012.
Odd Andersen is a member of a Norwegian seafaring family, who grew up in the Scandinavian neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. His father had gone to sea as a young man and had made two whaling trips to Antarctica before he was sixteen. Art was always of interest to Odd who as a child he drew cartoons and then studied for painting for a while at age 15 and has been painting for about 50 years. He has been painting all the while he worked as a dockbuilder waters of the New York area having worked in that capacity on such projects as the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge and Throgs Neck Bridge as well as the docks in Port Newark, Port Elizabeth and the Brooklyn waterfront. He also studied at the Ridgefield, NJ School of Art in recent years.
His large scale works of this exhibition feature scenes from "Life on the New York Waters" and will be on view until mid-October. His work can also be seen at Heritage Hall, 1250 67 Street, Brooklyn in an exhibit entitled "Norwegians Working in the Waters of New York". The Heritage Hall exhibition is sponsored by The Norwegian Immigration Association and is on view throughout the year.
He has also shown at the Melville gallery at South Street Seaport and the Belskie Gallery , New Jersey in an show called, "Ship Ahoy".