PETER LAYNE ARGUIMBAU

"Sloop Off Somes Sound"
"Sloop Off Somes Sound"

20" x 38" Oil on Panel

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"Eleonora Naraganset Bay"
"Eleonora Naraganset Bay"

24" x 30" Oil on Panel

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SOLD "Catboat Moonlight"
SOLD "Catboat Moonlight"

10" x 13" Oil on Panel

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"Cross Tacts"
"Cross Tacts"

14" x 17" Oil on Panel

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"Nantucket Moonlight Ernestina"
"Nantucket Moonlight Ernestina"

21" x 30" Oil on Panel

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"Symphony In Blue"
"Symphony In Blue"

20" x 30" Oil on Panel

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"NYC Sunset"
"NYC Sunset"

Oil on canvas, 38" x 58"

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"Spartan NY 50"
"Spartan NY 50"

Oil on panel, 10" x 13"

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"Upwind"
"Upwind"

Oil on panel, 11" x 15"

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"Captain America"
"Captain America"

Oil on panel, 24" x 28"

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"America's Cup Trials, 1901"
"America's Cup Trials, 1901"

Oil on panel, 28" x 36"

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"Side by Side, Moonlight"
"Side by Side, Moonlight"

Oil on panel, 24" x 36"

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SOLD "Hempstead Harbor"
SOLD "Hempstead Harbor"

Oil on panel, 8" x 12"

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"Wooden Boat Classic"
"Wooden Boat Classic"

Oil on panel, 14" x 21"

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"Sunset, Fish Islands"
"Sunset, Fish Islands"

Oil on panel, 16" x 20"

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"Dories"
"Dories"

Oil on panel, 24" x 30"

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SOLD "Seductive Wave"
SOLD "Seductive Wave"

Oil on panel, 24" x 49"

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"Spartan Herreshoff NY50"
"Spartan Herreshoff NY50"

Oil on panel, 24" x 30"

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Peter Layne Arguimbau is an American painter, restorer and historian of classical art. Peter’s subject matter includes portraits, animals, and landscapes, but is notorious for his classical marines. Peter’s father, Vincent, was a portrait painter who started to develop his son’s skills at an early age. In 1958, a colleague of Vincent’s came to the Arguimbau’s home to concoct a 17th century paint formula known as the Maroger Medium, all under Peter’s watchful eye. The old masters used these gel mediums to glaze a spectrum of oily-resinous colors, which led to the Golden Age of Art. Following this nascent realization, Peter began a lifelong pursuit of the technique and study of Renaissance painting.

 

Born in Darien, Connecticut in 1951, the family lived between Scotts Cove and Seville, Spain. After attending Loomis Chaffee and Vassar College, Peter went on to study under Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York for 14 years. Peter then traveled abroad for a three-year classical study of the Baroque Era in Florence, Rome and Naples, as well as Hellenistic Classicism in Athens, Olympia, and Delphi. He learned the techniques of the old masters by copying paintings from museums throughout Europe and America. After a decade spent testing recipes from medieval manuscripts with restorer Pierro Mannoni, Peter continues to grind his colors from powdered pigments and cooks his mediums without relying on industries’ rudimentary products.

 

The focus of his life’s work has been applying his skill through his love of the sea, which he views from S/Y Molly Rose, a 30-foot Catboat built in 1935. He lectures regularly on the technical evolution of painting since the Renaissance.