Eugene Garin (1922 - 1994)
Born in Russia in 1922, Eugene Garin studied with the famous Russian artist Peter Effremovich Fedatov during his youth. The works of I. K. Aivazowsky later influenced him. Combining the traditional beauty of European art with contemporary techniques he has created revolution methods of seascape painting.
Best recognized for his introduction of the “transparent wave” – huge foaming waves often referred to as the “Garin Wave” – Eugene Garin has taught the method to many seascape painters.
Literature references include “Who’s Who in the West”, “Who’s Who in California”, “The Encyclopedia of American Art and Artists”, as well as the “American Art Analog” (an encyclopedia of this nation’s most influential artists over the past 200 years).
His artwork is part of the permanent collection of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, as well as that of the Presidential Palace in Panama. To celebrate their 100th anniversary, William-Dimond and Co. commissioned Eugene Garin to recreate on canvas the maiden voyage of the “American Maru”, Japan’s largest and most modern container ship. The painting depicts the massive hull passing beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and now hangs on permanent display in the company’s headquarters in Tokyo.
Eugene Garin’s work is also in the corporate collection of the National Association of Life Underwriters office in Washington, D.C., and the President’s office and the corporate boardroom of Rogers-Olympic, Inc. (a major steel manufacturing company in Seattle, Washington).