Exhibitions

2020 Hindsight: 40 Years of the American Academy of Equine Art

Nov 12, 2021 - Mar 20, 2022

Begun in Middleburg, VA, in 1980 and now based in Lexington, KY, the American Academy of Equine Art’s (AAEA) founding members were some of the top sporting painters and sculptors of the day: Jean Bowman, June Harrah, Henry Koehler, William Wallace Nall, Marilyn Newmark, Eve Prime, Princess Marie Louise Moncada, Richard Stone Reeves, Sam Savitt, and Else Tuckerman. Forty years later, the organization has inspired a generation of equine artists in all manner of media, techniques, and artistic influences. The exhibition and accompanying catalog, 2020 Hindsight, will explore the rich history of the AAEA, and a dynamic selection of works by members through to the present will be selected to highlight the varied talents fostered by this influential organization over the years. 

This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of The Fout Family on behalf of the Dun Foundation and Virginia Guest Valentine.

Eve Prime Fout (American, 1929–2007) Hidden Capitol, 1982, oil on canvas,18 1/8 x 22 inches, Private Collection

Eve Prime Fout (American, 1929–2007) Hidden Capitol, 1982, oil on canvas,18 1/8 x 22 inches, Private Collection

Marilyn Newmark (American, 1928–2013) Man o’ War, 1977, 10 1/2 x 14 3/4  x 3 1/2 inches, National Sporting Library & Museum, Gift of Jacqueline B. Mars, 2016

Marilyn Newmark (American, 1928–2013) Man o’ War, 1977, 10 1/2 x 14 3/4  x 3 1/2 inches, National Sporting Library & Museum, Gift of Jacqueline B. Mars, 2016

Kathleen Friedenberg (American, b. 1942) Opening Meet, 2006, Bronze; # 5/10, 17 x 11 x 16 inches, Private Collection 

Kathleen Friedenberg (American, b. 1942) Opening Meet, 2006, Bronze; # 5/10, 17 x 11 x 16 inches, Private Collection 

Richard Stone Reeves (American, 1919–2005) Mill Reef and Geoff Lewis, 1977, oil on canvas, 16 5/16 x 24 5/16 inches, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Richard Stone Reeves (American, 1919–2005) Mill Reef and Geoff Lewis, 1977, oil on canvas, 16 5/16 x 24 5/16 inches, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Learnihan, Meryl (American, b. 1952) Just Taking It In, 2021, oil, 14 x 22 inches, Collection of the artist
 

Learnihan, Meryl (American, b. 1952) Just Taking It In, 2021, oil, 14 x 22 inches, Collection of the artist
 

Booth Malone (American, b. 1950) Walk Up I, 2020, oil on canvas, 26 x 31 inches, Collection of Mason Hardaway Lampton

Booth Malone (American, b. 1950) Walk Up I, 2020, oil on canvas, 26 x 31 inches, Collection of Mason Hardaway Lampton

Leslie Sorg (American, b. 1959), Ligonier Polo, 2021, batik, 16 x 20 inches, Collection of the artist

Leslie Sorg (American, b. 1959), Ligonier Polo, 2021, batik, 16 x 20 inches, Collection of the artist

Linda Volrath, Alfred Hunt Steeplethon, Glenwood Park, 2021, oil, linen on board, 20 x 30, Collection of the artist

Linda Volrath, Alfred Hunt Steeplethon, Glenwood Park, 2021, oil, linen on board, 20 x 30, Collection of the artist

Booth Malone, (American, b. 1950), Burrland Road, Orange County Hounds (detail), 2018, oil on linen, 35½ x 29½ inches, National Sporting Library & Museum, Gift of Viviane M. Warren, 2018

Booth Malone, (American, b. 1950), Burrland Road, Orange County Hounds (detail), 2018, oil on linen, 35½ x 29½ inches, National Sporting Library & Museum, Gift of Viviane M. Warren, 2018