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The American Academy of Equine Art To Hold Exhibition


The Horse in Fine Art exhibition and sale of equine artwork by members of the American Academy of Equine Art, is being held April 9 through May 31, 1999 at Kentucky Horse Park's William G. Kenton Gallery in the International Museum of the Horse.

Images from left to right (click on thumbnail images to enlarge them): Gwen Reardon, Top Derby, 1984, 16 x 17 x 5 inches; Judy Norquist, Wind Spirit, bronze sculpture, 25 x 24 x 14 inches; Kathryn Capley, Expressive, 1/4 inch tubing - copper/steel with enamel, 56 x 30 x 60 inches; Kathleen M. Friedenberg, Battle Cry, bronze, 23 x 23 x 11 inches.

The AAEA is a non-profit group dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the genre of equine art. It was founded in 1980 by such notable equine artists as Jean Bowman, Marilyn Newmark, Richard Stone Reeves and Sam Savitt. Today, many of its full and associate members are considered among the finest and most recognized equine painters and sculptors working today.

Images from left to right (click on thumbnail images to enlarge them): Elizabeth Lewis Scott, Drats!, 18 x 24 inches; Lanford Monroe, Late Foal, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches; W. Rentsch, Water Hazard, Kentucky Horse Park, oil, 16 x 20 inches; Cammie Lundeen, Babysitter, bronze, 16 x 20 x 12 inches.

Fifty-three artworks by members of the American Academy of Equine Art are included in The Horse in Fine Art. The horse will be represented in diverse surroundings and activities such as racing, fox hunting, show jumping, polo and dressage. To capture their subjects, Academy members use a variety of media including oil, watercolor, pencil, bronze and steel.

Images from left to right (click on thumbnail images to enlarge them): Susan Dorao, Freeing the Spirit, watercolor, 18 x 21 inches; Richard A. Botto, Meadowbrook Dust, oil, 30 x 36 inches; Genevieve Liljeberg, Turf Course, oil, 30 x 40 inches

Those visiting the exhibit during the Rolex-Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Park will also be able to meet many of the artists at the Academy's opening reception, to which the public is invited from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23rd.

Search for more articles and essays on American art in Resource Library. See America's Distinguished Artists for biographical information on historic artists.

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