The captivating watercolors of James Prosek, the artist the New York Times calls "the Audubon of the fishing world." In the tradition of his acclaimed Trout: An Illustrated History, renowned naturalist, artist, and fisherman James Prosek captures thirty-five of the most pursued game fish – from striped bass to tarpon, swordfish to bonefish – as well as many creatures that share these marine ecosystems through rich, highly detailed watercolors painted specifically for this volume.
Each painting reflects Prosek’s individual experience with a single fish. The artist traveled the world to experience firsthand each species just out of the water before the fish lose their true colors. The original works are life-size portraits (from a 14-inch porgy to a 12-foot blue marlin), and details from the originals are reproduced at full size to give a sense of scale.This book is a must-have for saltwater anglers, conservationists, art lovers, and anyone passionate about the beauty of the coastline and the mysteries swimming off its shores.
The deluxe edition includes a limited edition print suitable for framing, signed by the artist, James Prosek. The book for the deluxe limited editon is bound in a special case embossed with the outline of one of Prosek's iconic fish. Book and print are nestled together in a beautiful cloth clamshell case featuring a tipped-on image on top and a silk pull ribbon within.
James Prosek made his authorial debut with Trout: An Illustrated History, and is a contributor to the New York Times. He also cofounded the conservation initiative World Trout with Patagonia owner Yvon Chouinard. Robert M. Peck is a curator and senior fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Christopher Riopelle is curator of post-1800 paintings at the National Gallery, London. Peter Matthiessen is a National Book Award-winning novelist and nonfiction writer.