Artwork by Gregory R. Montgomery
33 x 17-inch open edition poster printed on McCoy 80 lb. dull cover paper. Five colors plus off-line varnish 6th Annual Polo Classic | Great Expectations at Great Meadow | a benefit for the | National Sporting Library & Museum | Sunday, September 11, 2016 | A hallowed day - never forgotten, always remembered | The Plains, Virginia | Sponsors: Jacqueline B. Mars • David E. Greenhill | ©2016 Gregory R. Montgomery The 33 x 17-inch open edition poster titled Wine & Roses was created for the National Sporting Library & Museum’s (NSLM) 6th Annual Polo Classic held at Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia, on September 11, 2016. Designed by artist Greg Montgomery, the vibrant image offers a sweeping view from pavilion-side over the field of play to the tailgaters beyond. Proceeds benefit NSLM. Montgomery applies his bold and colorful graphic style to the wide range of scenery one might encounter at an equestrian event, whether a polo match or a horse race. A native of Washington, DC, he studied painting and lithography at the University of New Mexico and serigraphy at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. Forty-two of his works have appeared on the front covers of Dick Francis crime novel series set in English horse racing circles which were re-published by Berkley Press, a subsidiary of Penguin Publishing, beginning in 2004. Montgomery is also known for the long-running annual poster series he began creating for the Travers Stakes in Saratoga in 1986.