John A. Doerner

John A. Doerner is an artist and nautical expert who meticulously researches late nineteenth century steamers and wind-driven ships of the Pacific Coast. “These ships are part of our history. They had names. They were real.”

At the age of twenty-five, John Doerner’s passion for art began with the creation of a sculpted model of the Joseph Russ, a ship commissioned and named by his great-great grandfather.  Since then hundreds of paintings and sculptures have found port among collectors and admirers around the world.

John resides in Ferndale, California and his friends call him Andy.

Text and information regarding each ship provided by Ken Rhoades and Andy Doerner, 2008.

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