George Claxton


(American, 1947-1995)

Born in 1947 in Nashua, New Hampshire, George went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude in art from Kent State University in 1973. 

After arriving in Lexington, Kentucky in 1976, George soon established himself as one of  Lexington's most versatile artists, equally adept at sculpture and painting.  His expressive use of color and texture mark his innovative painting style, and his knowledge of anatomy and form compliment both his porcelain and bronze sculptural technique.  It is this varied approach to art that displayed George's impressive talent and his natural love of the horse. 

George's work was well received at several exhibitions from Saratoga Springs and New York to San Diego, California.  In 1978, he had a one-man show at the Headley-Whitley Museum in Lexington, Kentucky.  That same year, George received the commission from Equestrian Events Inc. for the painting commemorating the 1978 World Three-Day Championships held at the Kentucky Horse Park.  His works hang in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe. 


Bride of Frankenstein
9" x 6"

High Steppers
8 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Oer the Rails
8 1/2" x 11"

Christmas Cactus and Day of the Dead Figures
9 1/2" x 20"

Self Portrait
11 1/2" x 11 1/2"

413 West 6th Street
40" x 40"

Panty Raid I
24 1/4" x 18"

Panty Raid II
23" x 17 1/2"

Psycho Sexual II
10 3/4" x 13 3/4"

Polo, The Kentucky Horse Park
27" x 21"

Jumper Study
4" x 4"