Friday, June 24, 2016

Linda Hartough to Exhibit Golf-Landscape Art at Peninsula Fine Arts Center

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist (, will display two original oil paintings and two drawings in “Game On: Sports in Ancient and Modern Art,” an exhibit to take place July 9 – October 9 at Peninsula Fine Arts Center, in Newport News, Va.

“I am honored to be part of this special exhibit,” said Hartough. “As golf is played all over the world, it takes its rightful place among sports portrayed through art throughout the centuries.”

The theme of sports is worldwide in art, and has occupied artists from ancient times to the present. Sport long has served art as one of its happiest sources. Well before words, art recorded man’s tests of strength and agility, his games and diversions. The works on view will depict a sweep of sporting activities. As leisure time and sports entertainment expanded through the years, artists who shared the public’s growing fascination with sports reacted by incorporating the subject into their art.

Hartough’s original oil paintings to be included in the exhibit are on loan from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Wolf. They include “17th Hole, Road Hole” of the Old Course, St Andrews (done in 1990 for the 1990 Open Championship) and “The 14th and 4th Holes, Carnoustie Golf Links” (done in 1998 for the 1999 Open Championship). These were the first and last paintings in Hartough’s Open Championship Series, done from 1990–1999, commissioned by the Open Championship Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Scotland.

Hartough’s two drawings to be exhibited, on loan from the artist’s collection, were done in conjunction with the paintings and were printed in the lower margins of the limited-edition prints. The drawing of the Royal & Ancient Golf clubhouse and 18th green of the Old Course of St Andrews was done in 1990. The drawing of the 18th Hole and town of Carnoustie was done in 1998.

For more information, visit or

No comments: