HENRY KOEHLER b.1927 AMERICAN
Superb Examples of a Fine Pair of Oil Paintings on gesso panel complete with their original gilt frames.
“Arthingworth Meet of The Pytchley Hunt” & “Baybrook meet of The Pythchley Hunt” Both pictures are signed Henry Koehler.
Condition: Good condition, recently professionally cleaned.
Height: (entire including frame) 14” (36m). Width: (entire) 18” (46cm).
Henry Koehler. American Born 1927
A sporting artist who lives in Southampton, New York, Henry Koehler was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Yale University, and shortly after that had illustrations published by "The New Yorker", "Town and Country", and "Sports Illustrated".
His first exhibition was in 1961, and since then has exhibited in over 60 venues in London, Paris, Dublin, Johannesburg and the United States.
He has painted several commission portraits of well-known thoroughbreds but prefers genre pieces depicting horse-racing, polo games, and hunting in the field with horses. He also does studies of jockey figures before and after their race. sensitive studies of jockeys before and after racing.
His loyal following of collectors has included, Ralph Lauren, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Paul Mellon, John Hay Whitney, President John Kennedy, the Duke of Beaufort, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, the Duchess of Cornwall, Senator Edward Kennedy, Mrs. George Baker, the Duchess of Windsor, the Bancroft Family, The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales.
His works can be seen to-day in the collections of the National Racing Museum in Saratoga USA and at the National Horse Racing Museum at Newmarket in Great Britain.