J. Russell Jinishian studied Art and Art History at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London and holds a BFA from Cornell University. He served as a Programs Director for the nation’s oldest Guild of Artists (Silvermine) in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was the art columnist for the Connecticut Post, art reviewer for Art New England, and, as contributing editor, wrote the popular “Bridge Wing” column in Nautical World Magazine. From 1985 to 1995 Jinishian was director of Mystic Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, the nation’s largest gallery specializing in marine art. He is the publisher of Marine Art Quarterly, and operates the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, Connecticut and lectures nationally on marine art and collecting.