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Thanks to all of the collectors, scrimshanders, and craftsmen I've worked with over the years. I've retired from scrimshaw and now spend all of my time slapping paint on canvas. If interested, you can click here, or here, and you'll be taken to another page with some of my works in oils. Apologies, as both are in serious need of updating. If you're here because you want to ask a question about scrimshaw or ivory, I'll still try my best to help if you send an email to scrimshawinfo@yahoo.com.

Robert Weiss is internationally recognized in the field of marine art as one of the foremost contemporary scrimshanders working today. Please visit his bio page to read more about the artist. Explore the other links to learn more about scrimshaw, ivory, and whaling. The scrimshaw images below are representative examples of his work. Unless otherwise noted these scrimshaw pieces have been sold, and are in private collections. If one of these works strikes a chord with you, a similar piece can be done. Contact Robert Weiss to receive more information on the scrimshaw below or to discuss other ideas you may have for a highly collectable piece of scrimshaw, including family portraits.

Please remember when viewing these pictures that much of the finer detail is lost in photographs of scrimshaw. Combined with the low resolution of the web, these pictures are only a shallow representation of the quality of thee pieces. Unless otherwise noted, all the dimensions given are overall dimensions to include the mount.

Designed to complement the shape and coloration of the scrimshaw to be displayed upon it, each mount is meticulously hand-crafted from the finest hardwoods, ivories, and shell.
 


Arctic Trio II
Available for Purchase


Fast Friends IV


John Paul Jones


C.H. Northam


Chasing The Sperm Whale


Fast Friends


Fast Friends II


Fast Friends III

 


TOLE MOUR & KATAHDIN


The Whaling Disaster of 1871


All in a Day's Work


Nelson & Victory


 Whaling Disaster of 1871


J-Class Yacht RANGER


Arctic Trio


Cutting-In


Procession


Mitsuo and Tsuruye


The Constitution Tooth


Sailing Day Portrait


JFK


Queequeg


Herman Melville


Lewis Temple


The Bermuda Clipper

 


Explorers of the Arctic


Donald McKay & 
The FLYING CLOUD


The Morgans


The Scrimshanders


Sir Ernest Shackleton


USCG Barque EAGLE


American Bald Eagle