An oil painting on panels titled Marines on a Boat by well-listed artist Clintel Steed (American, b. 1977), created in 2007. Depicted with rich, vibrant colors, this abstract work features a group of figures standing on a long boat. The composition is portrayed with thick textural impasto applied in patches, large expressionistic brushstrokes, and gestural delineation. The work is signed, titled, and dated to the verso, and is presented unframed.
Clintel Steed grew up in a predominantly African American and Pentecostal community, which is an evident influence to his paintings. His work is a personal dialogue with African American culture, contemporary politics, and the Biblical struggle between good and evil. Stylistically, much of his work is rendered in thick impasto and expressionistic brushstrokes loosely applied throughout his compositions. He acquired his formal artistic training at the Art Institute of Chicago receiving a BFA in 1999 and his MFA from Indiana University in 2001. During his artistic career, he presented his work in multiple locations including the Indiana University Art Museum, New York Studio School and the National Academy of Design, among others.
- some wear to edges of the frame; paint is presented to the back of the piece.