Art Brokerage: Claus Hoie Norwegian Artist: b. 1911-2007. He was born in Stavanger, Norway, November 3, 1911. He lived for a few years in Oslo before emigrating to the United States at the age of thirteen, when he settled in Brooklyn, NY. He worked as an independent artist creating mostly watercolors and graphics but also was a commercial artist. He is particularly well-known for his paintings relating to the sea, including sailing vessels, 19th century captain’s logs, fish, mammals, and the legend of Moby Dick. He is also known for his paintings inspired by structures in the East Hampton Village Historic District. His studio-residence was located on a tributary of Town Pond in East Hampton, NY. He received numerous awards for his work including prizes awarded in 1985 and 1988 from the National Academy of Design, honors and medals from the American Watercolor Society spanning the years 1955 through 1988, an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1975, and an award from the Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition in 1990. He also received the Marine Environmental Wildlife Award from the Mystic Seaport Museum in 1998. Hoie’s paintings and graphics are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Oklahoma Museum of Art, National Academy of Design, Norwegian-American Museum, University of Minnesota, and Brigham Young University. The works he exhibited at the Norwegian-American Museum eventually were acquired by Akershus Museum in Oslo, Norway. These watercolors focused on the training of mountain troops for the U.S. Army Special Forces unit of which he was a member during World War II. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.