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    Sale 2055

    Sporting and Wildlife Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 156

    Guy Joseph Coheleach (American, b.1933)

    A good vantage point: A clouded leopard in a tree

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    Guy Joseph Coheleach (American, b.1933)
    A good vantage point: A clouded leopard in a tree
    signed 'Guy Coheleach' (lower right)
    pencil, gouache and watercolor, on paper
    40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)


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    A prominent wildlife artist whose work is inspired by his many trips to North America's national parks, Europe, South America and Africa, Guy Coheleach was born in New York City in 1933. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1956 and after serving in Korea with the 65th Combat Engineers (1954-55) began to pursue his artistic career.

    In the last fourteen years, Coheleach has had solo exhibitions at museums across the United States and received many awards including the Society of Animal Artists' Award of Excellence, no less than eight times. He is an active conservationist and his endowment to the University of Tennessee provides nearly six full scholarships to the School of Wildlife Management each year.

    Provenance

    with The Game Conservation International, San Antonio, Texas, from whom purchased by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Over nearly forty years, Doug and Ellen Miller have created one of the largest and most important collections of paintings, sculpture, and wood carvings devoted to wildlife art in America. The artists in their collection capture myriad scenes of wonder and exhibit deep respect for wildlife on all continents. The wildlife and habitats of India, Africa and America are vividly captured in inspirational presentations and the scope of the collection is global.


    PROPERTY FROM THE DOUG AND ELLEN MILLER COLLECTION