Sir Alfred J. Munnings(British, 1878-1959)
One of the two great masters of sporting art along with George Stubbs, Munnings began as an illustrator after attending art school in Norwich. A keen sportsman, he hunted with both stag hounds and harriers, drawing and painting these events. Although he lost sight in one eye at age 21, his unique artistic vision and interpretation were unimpaired. Working in oils and watercolors and sketching wherever he went, Munnings documented racing and hunting horses, gypsies, and the sporting country life that he himself lived.