Larry Wheeler


(American, b. 1942)

Having drawn and painted from childhood, Larry Wheeler began his formal art studies with portrait painter Jack Brock, in Atlanta in 1961. Wheeler received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1966. After several years of work as a painting conservator at the Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., he returned to Baltimore to study and in 1972 received an MFA from the Institute's Hoffberger School of Painting. He has taught painting, drawing, and anatomy at the Maryland Institute and in community colleges in Baltimore.

Since 1979, a major focus of his work has been the integration of the human figure into the natural landscape, most often with horses as the link unifying the image. Atmosphere, design, and relationships between people and their horses are some of the important elements in his paintings, captured in scenes from Palm Beach polo to Irish hunts; from Maryland timber races to racing at Saratoga.

Wheeler's commissioned work continues to be in demand. His portraits hang in the State House in Annapolis, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., the Federal Building in Baltimore, and in many private collections across the country.

Saratoga - Oklahoma
Oil on canvas
20" x 36"

Kentucky Cattle
6.25" x 9.25"

After Munnings
5" x 7.5"

Keeneland Fall
5" x 6.5"

Hound Studies
Oil on painter's palate
9-3/4" x 11-3/4"

Doe in the Woods
4" x 7"

Kentucky River
Oil on Board, 15" x 15"

Horses in the Shade
Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24"

Oklahoma Barn Area, Exercise Rider and Groom
Oil on Canvas,
16.5" x 20"

Orange and Yellow Blocks, Little Everglades
Oil on Canvas, 20" x 24"

September Morning
Oil on Board, 12" x 24"

Turned Out Near the Tennessee Valley Hunt
Oil on Board, 12" x 24"

Crossing the Creek
Oil on Canvas, 24" x 36"

Keeneland, Training Track
36" x 48"

Goat Man
Oil on Board, 12" x 9"

#3 Leaving the Paddock
Oil on Board, 11" x 14"

Lolly Gaggin'
Oil on Board, 18" x 24"

Blue and Gold
Oil on Canvas, 20" x 24"

Oil on canvas, 24" x 26"

Turned Out
Oil on Board, 12" x 16"

Watching the Starters
Oil on Board, 8" x 12"

Stables at Keeneland
Oil on Board, 8" x 12"

Pigtails Jumping Rope
Oil on Board, 24" x 28"

Snow at Green Spring
Oil on Board, 20" x 24"

Quiet Pond
Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24"

Brown Jack and White Roses
Oil on canvas, 22" x 28"

Morning Steam, Saratoga
Oil on board, 11" x 14"

Iroquois Start
Oil on canvas, 16" x 24"

Oklahoma Morning
Oil on Board, 12" x 24"

No Wake
Oil on board, 6" x 9"

Washing Down, Oklahoma
Oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

Oak Buckets
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"

Gate to the Gallops
Oil on canvas, 16" x 24"

14" x 18" Sold