Donald McNarry FRSA (1921 – 2010)

It is with great sadness that we announce that Mr. McNarry passed away on Sept. 21, 2010.

Mr. McNarry, born in London, resides on the southern coast of England where he can glimpse the sea from his studio window. Now retired, he built ship models all his life and from 1955 was a free-lance professional, creating over his lifetime approximately 350 models of historical ships covering the period from 700 BC to the late 1960s. Considered “the master” of extreme miniature shipbuilding by his peers, his works are highly sought after by museums and private collectors worldwide. His contribution to the art form has been enormous and he has been instrumental in raising the overall standards expected from small-scale ship modeling. Mr. McNarry’s works are found in major public institutions and private collections worldwide, including that of the British Royal Family, and can be viewed in the United States at the Peabody Essex Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Mystic Seaport Museum, The Mariners’ Museum and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, MD.

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