The Sporting Life : The Art of Joseph H. Sulkowski is offered as a unique package with your selection of one reproduction from four signed prints to be included with your book.
Sulkowski Studio Edition: Dust jacket book with one giclee print
Choose one of the following images to be included with the book:
Quail Hunt, The Fly Wallet, Heads in a Crowd or Roy. Options available at checkout. Printed on archival Hahenmuhle Bamboo Paper and signed by the artist
The Sporting Life is a celebration of gun dogs and horses, hunting and fishing as expressed through the rich and exuberant paintings of Joseph Sulkowski. Acclaimed as one of America’s premier dog and sporting artists, Sulkowski shares his personal conversation with the outdoor life in a style of Poetic Realism.
Influenced and guided by the hands of the Old Masters, he creates fluid brushstrokes that imbue his canvases with a compelling blend of light, atmosphere, and spatial effects that bring his passion for the sporting life into vivid focus for the viewer.
Whether it’s still-lifes, dog paintings, or scenes of hunters and anglers, Joseph Sulkowski derives his inspiration from personal contact with the natural world. He carries out his visions through a lifelong discipline to his craft, in which hand-ground paints, carefully prepared oils and varnishes, and handcrafted linen canvases and gessoed panels play a vital role in the quality of each work of art.
All this and more about the immensely gifted artist is detailed by author Brooke Chilvers, one of the foremost experts on wildlife and sporting art. Altogether, the large-format, 240-page book features more than 180 paintings and dozens of sketches.
The natural world is a reflection of our own inner beauty. Engaging in the sporting life brings us into intimate contact with this realization. Here, we may step away from the day-to-day routine of linear time and commune with the timeless wonders of nature. - Joseph Sulkowski