About the artist
Known for his marine art, Georges Taboureau, also known as "Sandy-Hook," was a prolific painter and illustrator for numerous shipping lines. Exhibiting regularly at the Musée de la Marine in Paris until 1953, his illustrations were frequently featured in the Journal de la Marine Marchande (Merchant Marine Review). In 1917, he earned the title of the French Admiralty's official painter. His collection of drawings, paintings, and posters was showcased in an exhibition at Le Salon du Livre Maritime in Concarneau in July 1998.