John Mecray grew up one block from the Atlantic Ocean in historic Cape May, NJ where his family has deep roots. John attended the Philadelphia College of Art (Now the University of the Arts) where he majored in illustration and painting, maintaining a place on the Dean’s List. John Mecray’s authoritative images evoke an era that produced sailing vessels which are almost beyond comprehension today. His work has helped engender a greater appreciation for the magnificent racing yachts that are his trademark.