Stymie Print

If you’ve followed this blog for a bit, then you might remember a few of the posts I did on equestrian artist Milton Menasco. To give you quick refresher, Menasco was born in 1890 in Los Angeles, and began his career as an artist in Hollywood creating movie posters. By 1925, Menasco found himself in[…]

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A Kentucky-Inspired California Ranch – Part III

As you might know from my Instagram, I have a new column with Horse & Style Magazine – “Horse & Style Home.” As I mentioned in Parts I and II, I’m breaking the article up into a few parts so I can post more pictures (some exclusives that weren’t in the magazine)! To read the[…]

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Sporting Art Auction

“Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington are again teaming to conduct the fourth annual Sporting Art Auction, to be held Monday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. ET in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. The 2016 collection features 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings, and sculpture from renowned masters as well as[…]

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Milton Menasco & The Black Stallion Series

While equestrian artist Milton Menasco was best known for his horse portraiture, he was also recognized as the illustrator for four books within The Black Stallion series. This series, published by Random House, released its first book in 1941. Menasco illustrated, including the cover, the following: Son of the Black Stallion, The Black Stallion and[…]

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Keeneland Sporting Art Auction

“With demand for fine sporting art confirmed, Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery will conduct the third annual Sporting Art Auction in November 2015. Last year’s auction featured 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings, and sculpture from renowned artists. The Sporting Art Auction represents an inspired collaboration between Keeneland, the world’s premier Thoroughbred[…]

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La Troienne and Her Foals

Our education of the great equestrian artist, Milton Menasco, continues… In this post we’ll take a look at Menasco’s most famous and valuable work, “La Troienne and Her Foals: Eighteen Vignettes and One Painting Together in One Frame.” Menasco was commissioned by John Whitney in 1953 to paint this famous broodmare and all her offspring.[…]

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Home Sweet Home

Hi friends – I’m back! If you follow me on Instagram @marylandequestrian, you probably figured out that I was on vacation last week. My husband and I started off in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at the Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean concert at Metlife Stadium. Later that night, we drove into Manhattan where we stayed[…]

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Equestrian Artist – Milton Menasco

Instagram has opened up a whole new world for me since I joined last October. Shortly thereafter, I found @miltonmenasco, and instantly fell in love with all of the account owner’s equestrian posts, particularly the pictures of artist Milton Menasco’s horse portraiture. After about nine months of ‘liking’ virtually every single picture, I reached out[…]

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