By Claudia P. Pfeiffer, Manuel H. Johnson
The Chronicle of the Horse in Art catalog with a preface by NSLM Executive Director Melanie L. Mathewes; Foreword by NSLM Chairman of the Board Manuel H. Johnson, PhD; and essay by NSLM George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Art Claudia P. Pfeiffer accompanies the exhibition organized by the National Sporting Library & Museum on view August 26, 2016 through March 26, 2017. A selection of 46 American, British, and Continental oil paintings, watercolors, and sculptures highlights the variety of classic to contemporary sporting art that graced the covers of The Chronicle of the Horse, a national weekly equestrian magazine, for almost 70 years. Iconic 18th and 19th century sporting artists such as George Stubbs, Benjamin Marshall, and John Ferneley, Sr. and artists who attained success in the 20th century, many during their lifetime, such as Jean Bowman, Sir Alfred Munnings, James Lynwood Palmer, and Richard Stone Reeves were featured. By the 1960s, The Chronicle of the Horse had also distinguished itself by highlighting "young painters just getting started, obviously with still a long way to go, but with enough apparent talent to justify a leg up."