John Neville Etchings

Biography
JOHN NEVILLE
World Cruise
etching, 18 x 24 inches
JOHN NEVILLE
Boat Burning, Adcovate Bay
etching, 18 x 24 inches
JOHN NEVILLE
Andrew and Albert Rowing Against a Tidal Surge
etching, 18 x 24 inches
JOHN NEVILLE
Baptism (Jesus, it's cold)
etching, 18 x 24 inches
JOHN NEVILLE
Big Fish
etching, 16 x 20 inches
JOHN NEVILLE
Big Fish
etching, 16 x 20 inches
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Breezing Up
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Catch and Release
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Gathering in the Fog
etching, 18 x 24 inches
JOHN NEVILLE
First Motorized Boat
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Fishing Party
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Hurricane Edna
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Lifting the Pounder
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Lobster Fishing, 1915
etching, 6.5 x 8.5 inches
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Picking Up the Dories
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Pollock Fishing, 1950's
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Putting the Captain to Sleep
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Rescue
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Salmon at Race Point
etching, 17 x 24 inches
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After the Swim
etching, 18 x 24 inches
JOHN NEVILLE
Salmon Fishing
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Sunday Row
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Sweeping a Fish Weir
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Dulsing, Horseshoe Cove
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Trawling
etching, 12 x 18 inches
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Turn of the Century
etching
18 x 24 inches
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Unexpected Wave
etching, 18 x 24 inches
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Women's Revenge
etching, 17 x 24 inches
JOHN NEVILLE World Cruise etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Boat Burning, Adcovate Bay etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Andrew and Albert Rowing Against a Tidal Surge etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Baptism (Jesus, it's cold) etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Big Fish etching, 16 x 20 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Big Fish etching, 16 x 20 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Breezing Up etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Catch and Release etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Gathering in the Fog etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE First Motorized Boat etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Fishing Party etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Hurricane Edna etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Lifting the Pounder etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Lobster Fishing, 1915 etching, 6.5 x 8.5 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Picking Up the Dories etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Pollock Fishing, 1950's etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Putting the Captain to Sleep etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Rescue etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Salmon at Race Point etching, 17 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE After the Swim etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Salmon Fishing etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Sunday Row etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Sweeping a Fish Weir etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Dulsing, Horseshoe Cove etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Trawling etching, 12 x 18 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Turn of the Century etching 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Unexpected Wave etching, 18 x 24 inches
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JOHN NEVILLE Women's Revenge etching, 17 x 24 inches
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John Neville Etchings Biography

John Neville (b. 1952) paints nostalgic portrays of bygone days which chronicle the folklore and daily lives of the local fishermen and their women from his childhood village. This popular Canadian artist, who splits his time between Nova Scotia and Maine, is a painter, printmaker, and story teller, who has engaged collectors throughout his long career with his exceptional etchings, and more recently the bold pallet and modern compositions of his impressive oil paintings.

A native of Nova Scotia, Neville was born in Halls Harbour, on the Bay of Fundy, to a family of boat builders and fishermen where hard work was taken for granted. He grew up fishing with his father, building boats, and listening to the tales of men and women in the local villages. There were stories about bootlegging, bad luck, record catches, rivalries, and drunken husbands—all of which became the basis for his rich pictorial language.

At a young age, Neville began drawing boats and other subjects on the backs of advertisement broadsheets given to him by his grandfather, the village postmaster. In 1972, Neville left Halls Harbor to attend the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax where he studied photography and printmaking. After graduating with a BFA in 1976 from the Centre Gravure de Contemporaine in Geneva, Switzerland, he returned to Halls Harbour to set up a printmaking studio. Using the stories from his childhood, Neville engraved his images on copper plates, then hand inked and pulled them in the traditional manner using the intaglio process. Neville uses the technique’s many personalities to offset strong, architectural lines with tinted grounds of color, and though his subject matter is nostalgic, his clean graphic representations are clearly contemporary.

In recent years, Neville brought the mark making of his etchings to the brush. His oil paintings are instantly recognizable by his drawing style and his bold use of color. Since Neville no longer produces prints, his etchings represent some his last in this medium, making his exceptional collection of prints even more special.