HENRY KOEHLER (AMERICAN, B. 1927)
Henry Koehler is one of the best known contemporary sporting artists. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, his long association with the sporting life began soon after his graduation from Yale when his illustrations began to appear in The New Yorker, Town & Country and Sports Illustrated. His first exhibition was in 1961 and since that time he has shown over sixty times in London, Paris, Dublin, Johannesburg and through the United States. His works can be seen at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga and at the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket. He has painted several portaits of well-known thoroughbreds on commission but prefers to capture 'the flavour, sound and smell of racing'. He is unique amongst contemporary sporting artists in being able to capture with such intimacy the world of the horse, not only on the hunting field and racecourse, but also in the boot room, polo lines, and in his sensitive studies of jockeys before and after racing. He now lives and works in Southampton, New York.
A Foxhunting Gentleman's Appointments; and A Foxhunting Lady's Appointments