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Bart Forbes

Oct 27, 2015

Bart Forbes’ career as a painter spans over thirty years as an illustrator and fine artist. Though most well known for his golf landscapes and sports illustrations, Forbes has recently begun painting for himself. His still-life paintings as well as his Scottish landscapes reflect a much more personal viewpoint and have allowed him more freedom to explore his own vision. Through his still life and landscape paintings, he has found an opportunity to explore both texture and light in new ways. Created in oils, his paintings are done in glazes—layering simple, familiar subject matter over abstract textural patterns. The result is one of subtle color and depth that involve the viewer on many different levels. 

Born in Oklahoma, Forbes graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1961. After a stint in the Army, he began his art career by attending the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California. Since that time, his work has not only appeared in a collection of the more popular magazines, but has garnered commercial clients that include Georgia Pacific, General Electric, Eastman Kodak, Exxon, Pepsi Cola, Miller Brewing, RCA, and NBC. He has also designed more than 20 commemorative postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service.

From the beginning, Forbes' strong interest in the world of sport has allowed him to be recognized as one of the leading sport artists of his day. An avid golfer, he has covered many PGA golf tournaments, including Pebble Beach, The...