Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will host a Zoom presentation by Geoffrey Beaumont talking about the life and work of his father Arthur Beaumont, who was the U.S. Navy’s official “artist of the fleet.” The free event is at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required, and donations are welcome. Register at

In his talk, Geoffrey Beaumont will share personal stories of his father’s paintings, and provide viewers with his unique insight into the exhibit, the art and the artist.

In addition to the paintings in Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea, the exhibit is accompanied by a book of his life and art, also titled “Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea,” written by Geoffrey Beaumont and published by the Irvine Museum in Irvine, California.

Heralding the reopening of SBMM is an exhibit of 53 paintings — Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea — chronicling the accomplishments of the U.S. Navy, from the USS Constitution to atomic bomb tests and expeditions to the North and South poles.

The display will be at SBMM until the end of May, the last show on the West Coast before it leaves for the East Coast.

Beaumont used Impressionist techniques in painting the images in this exhibit and in capturing the majesty of the oceans and the vessels that sail them.

SBMM, which reopened March 18, is now open to the public 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

The event sponsored is Marie Morrisroe. For more about SBMM, visit or call 805-962-8404.