HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist, will have a selection of her work displayed in the exhibit, Fore! Images of Golf in Art, to be held April 28 - Sept. 15, 2013, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. This extraordinary exhibition, in a locale with more than 100 golf courses, is designed to appeal to a wide spectrum of visitors: residents and travelers, avid golfers and art lovers. Included will be approximately 40 works in various media, including watercolor, oil and sculpture. Many well-known artists will be represented.
"It is wonderful that so many people who appreciate art and golf will have the opportunity to see this special exhibition," Hartough said. "The chance to see golf art displayed in such an intensely golf-loving region will be something people will enjoy and remember."
Hartough's painting style, a classic and elegant rendering of famous golf holes, reveals her attention to detail and realistic perspective, and captures the dramatic mood and natural beauty of each landscape.
Included in the exhibit will be the following works by Hartough:
• The 18th Hole, Lake Course, The Olympic Club; 1997; oil on linen; 30" x 45"
• The 17th Hole, Royal St. George's Golf Club; 1993; oil on linen; 35" x 53"
• The 12th Hole, Augusta National Golf Club; 2002; watercolor; 13" x 15"
About the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is the Grand Strand's home for the visual arts. The Museum first opened to the public in June 1997, but had been conceived 13 years earlier by a small group of Myrtle Beach visionaries - artists, art patrons, business leaders, cultural enthusiasts and other private citizens. The Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual-arts museums in the Carolinas. It strives to engage the community and visitors through unique exhibitions and interactive, educational and creative programs for people of all ages.
For more information, see www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
About Linda Hartough
A confirmed artist since childhood, early in her career Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses. In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an event which propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf-landscape painter. Since then, her work has achieved a distinguished status, displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of some of golf's most beautiful holes, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenery's natural beauty and respect for the game's history and tradition, elements which seem to emerge from the canvas.
Hartough's paintings of various holes at Augusta National Golf Club are prized by collectors the world over. In addition, Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990, commissioned by the U.S. Golf Association - a series she continues to this day - as well as the official British Open Championship series from 1990-1999.
Hartough is a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.
For more information, see www.hartough.com.
Sally J. Sportsman