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Arkle by Graham Isom.


Arkle by Graham Isom.

Arkle's Career Achievements :
1963 John Jameson Cup Chase
1963 Power Gold Cup Steeplechase
1963 Broadway Novices Steeplechase
1964 Cheltenham Gold Cup
1964 Irish Grand National Handicap Chase
1964 Leopardstown Handicap Chase
1964 Hennessey Gold Cup Handicap Chase
1965 Cheltenham Gold Cup
1965 Leopardstown Handicap chase
1965 Whitbread Gold Cup Handicap Chase
1966 Leopardstown Handicap chase
1966 Cheltenham Gold Cup
1966 King George VI Chase
1966 Hennessey Gold Cup Handicap Chase
1966 Gallaher Gold Cup Chase
1967 S.G.B Handicap Steeplechase
Item Code : SPS7169Arkle by Graham Isom. - This Edition
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Image size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm)none£34.00

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Graham Isom

Graham Isom is possessed of what has been described by Horse and Hound magazine as a tremendous ability to paint horses in action. Graham Isom was born in 1945, in Kent. and brought up around his fathers riding school. where he first developed his love of horses. He studied at Ravensboune College of Art, where he specialised in sculpture. Having left college, he went through a series of jobs. including working as a groom in a stables on Dartmoor, labouring on a building site and running a shoe shop, and it was not until the late 1960s that he returned to the art world, when he taught sculpture and painting to A-level students in Dorset. After five years as a teacher, his private commissions increased sufficiently to enable bun to devote all his tinie to painting. For two years he specialised in figure studies but he turned freelance in 1973 and was able to concentrate increasingly on equestrian subjects. His commissions have included work for many stables, owners and even for the Officers Mess of the Household Cavalry. A regular award winner, Grahain Isom was decorated by the American Academy of Equine Artists in every year from 1990-1993. In 1993 alone he received a trio ol a,s ards: Best Racing Picture, Best Sporting Picture and Most Popular Picture.

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