External: Richard Stone Reeves: Renowned Racehorse Painter

Identifier: MC0064
Description:
Richard Stone Reeves (1919-2005) was a prolific painter of racehorses, portraying approximately 1,000 horses during the course of his long career. He was well-known among horse racing enthusiasts and had many prominent patrons in the U.S. and around the world. He began his career as an equine painter shortly after the end of World War II, and by 1960, he was travelling the world on commissions. Most of his paintings hang in private collections, but they can also be found at major racetracks and at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY.

This exhibition features photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia collected by Reeves, as well as a photograph of his painting, "Montpelier, Schooling", donated by Reeves to the National Sporting Library & Museum in 2000.

Created by Kerri Gonzalez, Archives Intern, May 2016