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Frederick Tordoff
Battery Weed, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island
Watercolor, date unknown, 12” x 18”
Gift of Samuel Turvey


Frederick Tordoff is a New Jersey-based artist who specializes in maritime subjects. Born and raised in a coastal town in England, Tordoff sketched local scenes and landmarks. While studying marine radio and electronics in Yorkshire, he began making oil paintings of ships as a hobby. He traveled the world as a radio and electronics officer aboard ships while producing paintings of ships, first in oils, and later in watercolors. His paintings are in collections in England, the United States, Scotland, Holland, Norway, New Zealand and South Africa.