By Andre Pater, Lorian Peralta-Ramos, Claudia Pfeiffer
The Andre Pater: In a Sporting Light catalog accompanies the retrospective loan exhibition on view at the National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, VA from April 21 - August 13, 2017. The essay written by sporting art authority Lorian Peralta-Ramos and edited by Claudia Pfeiffer, the National Sporting Library & Museum's George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Art, highlights Andre Pater's mastery of the use of light and insightful understanding of animal anatomy, behavior, and motion. The included works created between 1984 and 2015 represent a variety of sporting subjects that Pater has explored throughout his career: Arabian horses, Polish sighthound hunting, jockeys in brightly-colored silks, winning Thoroughbreds, splashy racing starts, tranquil paddocks, pointers guarding the day's bag, foxhunters meeting in a beautiful landscape, and hounds with expressive eyes. Full-page color plates of forty-eight oil paintings, pastels, and chalk drawings featured in the exhibit are organized chronologically to emphasize Pater's evolution in style and technique.
Catalog cover image: Andre Pater (Polish/American, b. 1953), Demonstrative, 2014, oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches, Private Collection © Andre Pater