Since I’m spending the month on the Outer Cape, curating a collection of whale artwork seems fitting. I’ve never actually been on a whale watch, I’ve never read Moby Dick, and I’ve definitely never worn miniature whales on a belt—not even in the ’80s—but I’ve live in New England long enough to appreciate the whale.
My son spent his entire third grade year learning about whales and whaling, though admittedly I didn’t accompany the class on any whaling museum field trips. I did however buy him Don Carney’s Timid Whale print at 20×20. After the boys broke the glass with a football I moved it to their bathroom, where it lives happily.
Here are 13 not too preppy whale artworks—children’s art and grownup specimens—from a variety of artists and shops, including StyleCarrot partners.
Whale Watching • Land of Nod
Michael Nowak • Whale • Society6
Whale Stripe • West Elm
AdaLovesTheRain • Whale • Society6
Zach Terrell • Whale • Society6
Patrick J. Murphy • Whales • Saatchi Art
Emily Lankiewicz • Nantucket Whale • Society6
Jae and Matt Springer • Whale View • Saatchi Art
Bridget Davison • Whale • Society6
Terry Fan • The Whale • Society6
Lingham Ye • Untitled, 2011 • Artsy
Marcos Bernardes • Whale • Society6
Albert Chamillard • Descending Whale, 2015 • Artsy
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