Bareback Rider

Listing No: 755

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
755
Artist:
Bart Forbes (1939-)
Title:
Bareback Rider
Date of Work:
1986
Signature:
B. Forbes
Signature Notes:
at lower right
Where Produced:
Dallas, Texas, TX, USA
Presentation:
Unframed

Artwork Medium

Type:
Painting
Sub Type:
Easel
Medium:
Watercolor
Support:
on Paper Panel
Medium Notes:
painted on Crescent illustrators board

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
23 x 19 in.
Outer Dimensions:
29.25 x 25.5 in.

Artwork Surface

Texture:
Flat
Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Matte

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Excellent.

Artwork Provenance

Provenance:
Directly from Bart Forbes.

About this Piece

As an illustrator, Bart Forbes is commissioned to create oil paintings and watercolors of a specific theme or subject to be reproduced in a magazine article, added to a brochure, or made into a poster to promote or commemorate an event. The watercolor offered here is the original artwork that Bart Forbes created for one of these projects.

About the Artist

Bart Forbes

Bart Forbes was born on July 3, 1939 in Altus, OK, and is a painter and renowned illustrator.

Bart Forbes is best known as an illustrator specializing in the field of Sports. So far in his career as an illustrator, Forbes has won over 55 Awards of Excellence from the New York Society of Illustrators and has been commissioned many times over by several big names in industry and media, including: Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, Eastman Kodak, Pepsi-Cola, American Airlines and ABC Television. Named the 1986 Sports Artist of the Year by the U.S. Sports Academy, Forbes was selected by the Olympic Committee as the official artist for the 1988 Summer Olympics. Forbes has designed over 20 commemorative postage stamps, including the Lou Gehrig and Jesse Owens commemoratives, "The Olympians" and the "America the Beautiful" series, and, most recently, he was commissioned to create the Ronald Reagan stamp. He also designed commemorative posters for the Boston and New York Marathons, Indianapolis 500, America's Cup and 1994 Winter Olympics. Forbes is best known for his golfing images and received much acclaim for his portraits of history's thirty greatest golfers. Having done theme paintings for a variety of PGA and Seniors tournaments, Forbes was tapped in 1994 to create theme art for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am for two years running.

Forbes was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2017, undoubtedly the highest honor bestowed on artists in the field of illustration.

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