Peter Biegel is one of finest equine artists and Blondes Fine Art are delighted to have acquired two fabulous oil paintings dating from the 1960's.
The smallest work is an oil sketch on board and has a real period quality about it and a very American feel due to the denim clothes worn by the lad. It has its original gallery label attached verso and details of its later sale in the 1990's to raise funds for the injured jockey fund. It is really nice piece that would fit well into any equine lovers home.
Peter Biegel and his wife Dora were actually regular visitors to the United States and would go for a month every year to paint. They first went out in the 1960's to paint for Barry Ryan at Normandy Farm, Kentucky . Their host was an equine art lover and had works by Herring , Munnings and many others but was quoted in a magazine, Thoroughbred of California , as saying that Peter Biegel was' the best painter of the horse today'. Biegels work is still much admired in the U.S.A. and a draw for many a collector.
It is also fitting that these works that we currently have available were both later sold for the benefit of the Injured Jockey Fund. Many charities benefited from Peter Biegel's generosity but it was the Injured Jockey fund that benefited to the tune of one hundred thousand pounds on a number of occasions from the sales of reproduced images in the form of Christmas cards.
Please do view our new Sporting Art pages and contact us is there is anything that you are particularly looking for.