Eisele Gallery of Fine Art announces representation of the estate of artist Peter Williams (1934-2018) & Upcoming solo art exhibition in Spring 2020 To Be Announced
(Cincinnati, Ohio) - Eisele Gallery of Fine Art proudly announces its exclusive representation of the estate of international artist Peter Williams (1924-2018). The gallery is planning a solo exhibition of works by Peter Williams in early 2020. The Gallery is honored to add the masterpieces of Peter Williams to their diverse inventory of artwork for the 19 century to today. Known for his equestrian images of iconic racetracks the upcoming exhibition will include several paintings featuring the regional racetracks Keeneland and Churchill Downs.
About Peter Williams (1934 - 2018)
New Zealand-born artist Peter Williams, a beloved and familiar figure in the paddocks of the most famous racetracks in the world, died at the age of 84 at his home in Goshen, Kentucky on August 13, 2018 after battling the debilitating effects of Lyme disease in recent years.
By his own admission, with a few notable exceptions, aspiring artists in New Zealand in the early 1950s had two options, teach or starve. Painting became a pastime for Peter Williams while he worked as a shepherd and continued to be an important part of his life when he had a small property of his own farming sheep and cattle. He was encouraged in his art, which, because of his talent, led to emerging recognition, winning awards and landing exhibits in New Zealand and Australia.
Because of this success, Qantas Airlines invited him to be a guest on their inaugural 747 flight to the United States in 1971. That opportunity led to a yearlong adventure traveling the U.S. with his wife and three young children in a small motor home, painting and exhibiting.
Ten years later he and his family repeated the trip and all three children attended art school and painted scenes from life alongside their artist father. A chance meeting with Richard Stone Reeves, who specialized in equine art, resulted in a commission to paint racing scenes. Peter spent more time in the United States, visiting racetracks and equine sporting venues while building a vast international network of friends and collectors. His collaboration with Reeves was mutually successful and lasted for five years.
Peter realized that seeing someone painting from life was a novelty and a fun distraction for many attending racing and sporting events. A unique combination of talent, his outgoing nature and self-deprecating sense of humor were irresistible. He was in demand stateside and Kentucky became a second home for him, largely because of the welcoming atmosphere at Keeneland and Churchill Downs.
Despite his abiding fondness for capturing the beauty, personalities and excitement of racing and equine sport, he went on to paint a wide variety of subjects. Vintage automobiles, flower gardens, architecture, marine subjects, landscapes, figure studies and special events, always from life and almost always executed in oil, take shape quickly on his canvas.
Eisele Gallery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio has long been recognized as one of the most respected fine art galleries in the Midwest. The gallery features a large selection of Traditional and Contemporary artwork. They also work with museum quality estates and collections. Eisele Gallery’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging established nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Eisele Gallery of Fine Art
Location: 5729 Dragon Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227
(Located off Wooster Pike/Rt.50 near Red Bank Rd.)
Admission: Eisele Gallery is free and open to the public
Parking: Ample free parking on site
David C Smith
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All images courtesy of the Estate of Peter Williams and Eisele Gallery of Fine Art
The staff at Eisele Gallery was pleased to see such a fantastic turnout to our Art of the International Parks exhibition. The show has proven to be a great success and we were honored to have the opportunity to partner with SPCA Cincinnati. and Limestone Distillery. Our unique opening not only yielded some great sales, but we found a new home for an SPCA puppy!
This Spring, Eisele Gallery will give Cincinnati a fresh take on fine art in the form of its highly anticipated exhibition Art of the International Parks. This exhibition will serve as a comprehensive exploration of different interpretations centered around the common theme of protected parks and preserved regions on the planet. The gallery will be featuring work by over 30 national and internationally recognized artists. Many of the artists in the exhibition have been published in the popular book Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations, which will be available for purchase at the gallery. An opening reception, fundraiser and book signing will be held on Friday, April 12th from 5pm-8pm at Eisele Gallery. All of the work in the exhibition will be available for purchase. A portion of sales will be donated to benefit the SPCA of Cincinnati on opening night and by request. In addition, Limestone Branch Distillery will have a Yellowstone Select Bourbon tasting during the opening, also including opportunities to donate directly to the National Parks. The exhibition will run from April 12th – May 25th.
Eisele Gallery strives to expose its clients and the community to a variety of internationally known artists, who focus on painting protected geographic areas such as National Parks. This theme consists of, but is not limited to, the canyons and mountain ranges of North America and Canada, the European mountain ranges, coastlines on all continents and protected seas and oceans. Many of the artists who paint these areas are actively engaged in protection and conservation aspects as well. The exhibition will survey different methods of fine art such as painting and photography in both traditional and contemporary methods. Within this show the gallery will create a comprehensive experience that incorporates the appreciation of art, education of nature and protection of animals.
Eisele Gallery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio has long been recognized as one of the most respected fine art galleries in the Midwest. The gallery features a large selection of Traditional and Contemporary art and works with museum quality estates and collections. It’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging and established internationally and nationally recognized artists.
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