The Marine Images of Jack Wiberg


111 Cotton Tail Ct.  Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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Biography



     Jack Wiberg was born in Wilmington, Delaware.  He is a graduate of The University of Delaware, Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and holds a graduate degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  As a child he attended art class at the Delaware Art Center.  There he came in contact with the work of Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, and Frank Schoonover, who became his boyhood heroes.  Mr. Wiberg studied privately with Sylva Fernandes of New Bedford, Massachusetts, who taught a Boston University and the Swain School of Art.  He has also attended Workshops with Charles Vickery, James Iams, Dennis Pannett, and Roger Dellar.

     Mr. Wiberg's exhibitions have included solo shows in Somerset, Massachusetts and dual and solo shows at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts.  He has exhibited in outdoor shows in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and Delaware.  In October of 2001 Mr. Wiberg was featured in a solo show in the Gallery on the Green, Rehoboth Beach Delaware.  In the fall of 2000 Mr. Wiberg was in a dual show "Artists at Sea", in the Artworks Gallery of New Bedford, Massachusetts.He regularly shows his work at the Rehoboth Art League and Sussex County Arts Council.  In 1996 he was one of six artists invited to exhibit in the Designers Show Case in Lewes, Delaware.  In 1997 he was one of six marine artists invited to exhibit at the Peninsula Gallery in Lewes.  Since 1993 he has been an invited artist participating in the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Festival in St. Michaels, Maryland.  He has also exhibited in the Southeastern Marine Art Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. In April 2003, will be featured in a solo show at the Peninsula Gallery in Lewes, Delaware.

     Mr. Wiberg had two paintings exhibited in the 1996-97 national show of The International Society of Marine Painters.  His work was also exhibited in the society's 1999 show in Cleveland, Ohio.  He also had two paintings exhibited in The Mid-Atlantic Regional Show of The American Society of Marine Artists in 1997 through April of 1998, and the society's regional show in Hagerstown, Maryland in 2002.  He was also invited to paint a local Garden during the Lewes, Delaware Garden Show.  His work, in this show, received a purchase award.  Among his many commissions Mr. Wiberg painted the Portrait of the tall ship H.M.S. Bounty for the Chamber of Commerce of Fall River, Massachusetts.

     Mr. Wiberg is a professional member of the International Society of Marine Painters.  He is a past member of the Board of Directors of The American Society of Marine Artists and a Mid-Atlantic Representative for the Society.  Mr. Wiberg is a Member of the Rehoboth Art League and The Sussex County Arts Council.

     Mr. Wiberg is represented by the Marietta Gallery in Somerset, Massachusetts, The Peninsula Gallery in Lewes, Delaware, and the Step Above Gallery in Berlin, Maryland.  His work is in the Fall River Maritime Museum and private collections across the country.

     April 30 through May 31, 1999 Mr. Wiberg exhibited his watercolor paintings in the Ventures Gallery of The Rehoboth Art League.  Mr. Wiberg's painting of "The Kalmar Nyckel" appears on the cover of the Lewes, Delaware Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau guide to events and activities for the year 2000.


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