Koehler, Henry

  • "Waiting to Start" 2007, Oil on canvas, 12 ¼ x 17 ½ inches, Framed ~ 20 x 25 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Lining Up" 2008, Oil on canvas, 10 ⅜ x 18 ¼ inches, Framed ~ 16 x 23 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Fontwell Chasers" 1973, Oil on canvas, 18 x 36 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Affirmed, Steve Cauthen, Up, In the Paddock, before the Belmont Stakes Harbor View Farm (Louis Wolfson)" 1978, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, Signed lower right, Stamped: Ackerman & Sons, indicating "Original Oil"
  • "Ten Jockeys Walking Out" 2010, Oil on canvas, 21 ½ x 25 inches, Signed lower left, Collection of Ralph Lauren
  • "Five Diverse Saddles" 2009, Oil on canvas, 19 ¼ x 23 ¼ inches, Framed ~ 27 x 30 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Jumble of Jockey Boots" 1993, Oil on canvas, 15 x 27 inches, Signed and dated, Scarce
  • "Plum, Magenta Sash" 1961, Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches, Signed recto and verso
  • "Jockey in the Prince of Wales Colours" 2009, Oil on canvas, 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ inches, Framed ~ 17 ½ x 15 ½ inches, Signed lower right
  • "Three Jockey Studies (Blue)" 1987, Oil on canvas, 25 ½ x 39 ½ inches, Signed lower left
  • "Three Jockeys waiting at Deauville" 1987, Oil on paper, 11 ½ x 10 ½ inches, Framed ~ 17 x 19 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Ron Turcotte, Up (Colors of Meadow Stable)" Charcoal and Oil on paper, 26 x 31 ½ inches, Signed lower right, Stamped: Wildenstein & Co., LTD, 147 New Bond Street, London, W.1. Exhibition: Sporting Paintings & Drawings, October, 1973. Another Stamp is from Ackerman & Sons
  • "Lafit Picay, Up (Colors of Sigmund Sommer)" Charcoal and Oil on paper, 26 x 31 ½ inches, Signed lower right, Stamped: Arthur Ackerman, 1980
  • A Pair "Three Jockeys Walking & Post Race Analysis" Charcoal on paper, Framed ~ 21 x 17 inches, Signed, Provenance: Ackerman & Sons
  • "Three Jump Jockeys" 2003, Charcoal on paper, 10 ⅜ x 12 ½ inches, Framed ~ 18 x 20 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Steeple Chase Jockeys" 2002, Charcoal on paper, 8 ¾ x 11 ¼ inches, Framed ~ 17 x 18 ½ inches, Signed lower right
  • "Ogden Phipps Silks" Fleur de Lis Collection, Frame House Gallery Collector Prints, Limited Edition: 75/1500, 22 x 18 inches, Matted and framed
  • "Haggin & Olin Silks" Fleur de Lis Collection, Frame House Gallery Collector Prints, Limited Edition: 75/1500, 22 x 18 inches, Matted and framed
  • "Michael G Phipps Silks" Fleur de Lis Collection, Frame House Gallery Collector Prints, Limited Edition: 75/1500, 22 x 18 inches, Matted and framed
  • "Pen Y Bryn farm" Fleur de Lis Collection, Frame House Gallery Collector Prints, Limited Edition: 75/1500, 22 x 18 inches, Matted and framed
  • "Changing Ponies" 2001, Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 inches, Signed and dated
  • "Polo at Cirencester Park" 1973, Oil on canvas, 15 x 30 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Polo Player's Friend" 2005, Oil on canvas, 10 ¼ x 14 ⅜ inches, Framed ~ 18 x 22 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Polo Mallets" 2001, Oil on canvas, 13 x 9 ½ inches, Framed ~ 22 x 18 ½ inches, Signed lower right
  • "Red Polo Helmet on Easel" 1991, Oil on canvas, 15 x 18 inches, Signed and dated
  • "Polo Kit Still Life" 2012, Oil on canvas, 9 ¼ x 12 ⅜ inches, Framed ~ 14 x 17 inches, Signed lower left
  • "Polo Still Life" 1991, Oil on canvas, 15 x 24 inches, Signed and dated, Collection of Ralph Lauren
  • "Polo Saddles" 2000, Oil on paper, 20 x 16 inches, Signed and dated
  • "Polo I" Oil on paper, 18 x 23 inches, Framed ~ 25 x 30 inches, Signed
  • "Polo II" Oil on paper, 18 x 23 inches, Framed ~ 25 x 30 inches, Signed
  • "Four Pytchley Hunting Coats" 1983, Oil on canvas, 19 ½ x 29 inches, Signed lower left, Provenance: Ackerman & Sons, indicating "Original Oil"
  • "Meet of the Hounds" 1973, Oil on canvas, 12 x 24 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Flask, Whip and Horn" 2007, Oil on canvas, 7 x 9 ⅛ inches, Framed ~ 11 x 13 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Foxhead Facsimiles" 2007, Oil on canvas, 10 ¼ x 13 ¼ inches, Framed ~ 14 x 17 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Fox Hunting Lady's Bits" 2014, Oil on canvas, 11 ½ x 15 ¼ inches, Framed ~ 15 x 19 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Hunting it on a Hook" 2006, Oil on canvas, 17 ¼ x 13 ⅜ inches, Framed ~ 21 x 17 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Fox Hunter's Slipper" 2014, Oil on canvas, 11 ⅜ x 15 ½ inches, Framed ~ 15 x 19 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Constellation Racing" Oil on canvas, 38 x 32 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Two Sailboats"
  • "Constellation Below" c. 1980, Lithograph, Edition: 300, 24 x 35 inches, Signed and Numbered in pencil
  • "Mrs. Eugene B. Sydnor" Richmond, Va, 1962, Oil on canvas, Signed

American Contemporary (b. 1927)

Henry Koehler is widely acknowledged to be one of the finest living sporting artists in the world.

Koehler was born in Louisville, KY, in 1927. He studied at Yale University in New Haven, CT. He became interested in foxhunting while at Yale and learned to ride in 1950 in order to participate. He became a graphic artist in New York City after graduation, beginning his specialization in sporting subjects in 1952 with a commission from Sports Illustrated magazine to paint a regatta in San Diego, CA; he also illustrated for the periodicals The New Yorker and Town & Country. Much of his work depicted foxhunting, polo, racing, steeplechasing and numerous other field sport subjects.

To view a complete Gallery of Henry Koehler’s work, please click here.

To view Henry Koehler’s classic polo limited edition lithographs, please click here.

These are also available via a donation to the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame—should you need an end-of-the-year tax deduction.

His first exhibition was in 1961 and since that time he has shown 58 times in London, Paris, Dublin, Johannesburg and throughout the United States. Racing and hunting come alive under his brush. He also offers us intimate, behind-the-scenes looks at jockeys, horses, dogs and the special accoutrements of each sport.

Koehler was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City, serving as its first vice president, and of the Yale Association of Fine Arts in New Haven. Koehler was a founding member, along with Jean Bowman, June Harrah, Wally Nall, Marilyn Newmark, Eve Prime, Richard S. Reeves, Sam Savitt, and Else Tuckerman, of the American Academy of Equine Art established in Middleburg, VA, in 1980 and now located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

He exhibited at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and at prominent galleries and racetracks in New York City, California, New Jersey, Virginia, Kentucky, England, Ireland, France, and Italy. Institutions holding his work include The National Sporting Library in Middleburg, VA; the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY; the Museum of Hounds & Hunting at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA; and the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

He has painted several portraits of well-known polo ponies on commission but prefers to capture ‘the flavor, sound and smell of polo’. He is unique amongst contemporary artists in being able to capture with such intimacy the world of the horse, not only on the hunting field and racecourse, but also in the boot room, jockeys racing, and in his sensitive studies of polo games & pony lines.

His loyal following of collectors has included Ralph Lauren, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Paul Mellon, John Hay Whitney, President John Kennedy, the Duke of Beaufort, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, the Duchess of Cornwall, Senator Edward Kennedy, Mrs. George Baker, the Duchess of Windsor, the Bancroft Family, The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales.

His works can be seen at the National Racing Museum in Saratoga and at the National Horse Racing Museum at Newmarket in Great Britain.

To view Henry Koehler’s 2009 Hampton Classic Horse Show Poster, click here.