|Born in San Francisco, Gordon Grant is best known for his etchings, lithographs and paintings of marine subjects. He was also an illustrator, whose work included pulp fiction for "Popular Detective" in the 1930s. Skilled with watercolor, Grant was honored many times by the American Watercolor Society. Memberships included the Society of illustrators, Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, New York Society of Painters, American Federation of Artists and others.|
At age 13, he was sent to Scotland for schooling, and a four-month sail around Cape Horn remained a permanent influence on his career.
His reputation as a marine painter became much stronger after 1906 when prints of his painting of the U.S. Constitution went on the market with popular reception, and the monies were used to preserve the old ship. Grant and others were successful lobbying Congress to designate the vessel a national monument, and Grant's painting of the U.S. Constitution is in the White House collection, where it has hung in the Oval Office.
Source: Blake Benton Fine Art whose reference was: Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/grant.htm Walt Reed, "The Illustrator in America" Peter Haining, "The Classic Era of American Pulp Magazines"