James Seymour-One Of The First Sporting Artists In Europe

Known as one of the first sporting artists of his era focusing on equine paintings, James Seymour paintings have hung in the home of the  6th Duke of Somerset in the 1700s and  prestigious galleries today. James Seymour 1702 – 1752 London, England The son of a banker, gold smith, diamond and art dealer, James Seymour…

Caught In A Blizzard: The Equine Art Of Nikolai Sverchkov

Nikolai Sverchkov  was a prolific artist and is best known for his sporting and snow scene paintings, as well as illustrating “Album of Horse Breeders with Portraits”, in 1845 that was published by  Johann Velten and paintings of numerous equestrian portraits of the Royal Court.   Nikolai Sverchkov 1817-1898 Tsarskoe Selo, Russia   Besides painting…

See The Largest Equine Statue In History At The Olympic Training Center In Slovakia

Move over, Kelpies. The world’s largest equine statue welcomes visitors and exhibitors when they first arrive at the “X-Bionic Sphere” in Šamorín, Slovakia. A luxurious Olympic Training Center created in partner with sport brand X-Bionic,  the sport center is becoming a new international sports capital–and not just for horses. Hosting state of the art stadiums and training…

Antoine Bourdelle: A Pioneer of 20th Century Monumental Sculpture

Antoine Bourdelle was a prolific French artist whose sculptures and monuments can be seem in museums in France and across the world. He is best known for his life size sculptures of humans and horses, including the freestanding gilded bronze “Hercules the Archer” (1909) and his equestrian military monument of General Carlos María de Alvear in…

Discover The Art That Inspired The Hermès Logo

Alfred de Dreux 23 March 1810, – 5 March 1860 Location: Paris Growing up in Paris, Alfred de Dreux’s family moved to Rome for a period of time when his father,  architect Pierre-Anne Dedreux, won the Prix de Rome for architecture in 1815. While in Rome, Alfred met painter Théodore Géricault, who painted portraits of him and…

Susie Benes: Horses- An “Enduring Passion & A Daily Inspiration”

With a passion of all things horses stemming from early childhood, Susie Benes has dedicated her life to her art, using her equine inspirations as models for her unique and sometimes complex sculptures. Her recent sculpture series explores the power, shape and grace of the horse through the horse’s legs and hooves, which carries the…

The Colossal Equine Sculptures Of Italian Artist Mimmo Paladino

Mimmo Paladino 1948 Location: Rome and Milan, Italy Mimmo Paladino is best known for his sculptures and paintings and for his involvement in the Italian Transavantgarde art movement. He continues to create art and participate in exhibits today. The Art movement swept through Italy and most of Europe during the 1970s and 80s, bringing with it…

Lynn Mara Named Official Hampton Classic Poster Artist For 2017 Show

Celebrating America through her portrayals of America’s classic icons, Lynn Mara is proud to be this years winner of the prestigious Hampton Classic Poster Contest. Taking place August 27th through September 3rd in the luxurious Southampton, Long Island, The Hampton Classic is one of the biggest and anticipated shows on the East Coast and draws…

Sgt. Reckless: A Horse Hero Honored At Camp Pendleton

Many have heard of the courageous Korean War Horse, Sgt. Reckless, known for solo missions of carting thousands of pounds of ammunition to soldiers during the Korean War as well as bringing injured soldiers to safety. This past October in 2016, the second of four equine statues celebrating the war hero was erected at Camp Pendleton…