Henry Koehler

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(American, b. 1927)

Henry Koehler was born in 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied art at Yale University and upon graduation he spent time working for a New York advertising firm, and illustrated for such magazines as Vogue and Sports Illustrated.

 
            Henry's enthusiasm for hunting and racing inevitably led to him sketching, drawing and painting horses in all manner of sporting environments. He enjoys the atmosphere and variety of the racing scene but often chooses to portray the less obvious side of sporting life, and is particularly adept at illustrating the more everyday aspects of the world of the horse. Studies of the weighing in rooms, hunting caps and jockey boots are all executed with an innate sensitivity.

 

Since 1961 Henry Koehler has held over Sixty one man exhibitions, the majority being held in America although he has also exhibited in London, Paris, Johannesburg and Nassau. His paintings can be found in the National Museum of Racing, Newmarket and in numerous private collections throughout America and Europe. In 1974 he was commissioned to design the 10 cent US postage stamp to commemorate the 100th running of the Kentucky Derby, a subject he has painted on several different occasions.

 

Mr. Koehler currently lives and works in Southampton, New York.

Study for "To The Scales"
Charcoal
20" x 16"

Apres le poteau
Charcoal & Oil on Canvas
18" x 23"

Fox Hound Pups
Oil on Board
9" x 16"
SOLD

One Fence to Go
Oil on Canvas
14.25" x 18.25"
SOLD

Changing Ponies at Cow Neck
Oil on Canvas
12" x 20"
SOLD

Chasers Covering Ground
Oil on Canvas
11" x 19"
SOLD

Four Steeplechase Jockeys
Oil on Canvas
20" x 24"
SOLD

Gone Away
Oil on Board
9" x 7"
SOLD

Hunt Morning Greetings
Oil on Board
11" x 14"
SOLD

Starters Waiting, Clairefontaine
Oil on Canvas
13" x 21.5"
SOLD

Two Chasers
Oil on Board
8" x 10"
SOLD