Booth Malone

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Booth Malone

United States

Booth Malone (USA, b. 1951) is a noted figurative artist and oil painter in the realist school, and one of the finest equestrian artists extant. While working from Columbus, Georgia, he discovered the world of horses, hounds and racing, under the auspices of Benjamin H. Hardaway, PPMFHA, and his legendary Midland Foxhounds.  

Subsequently, his travels took him to hunt meets and racing venues from Florida to New York; to Virginia and Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. His work has appeared on the cover of numerous horse-oriented magazines. Scene from a Spaghetti Western (1998) hangs at the headquarters of the U.S. Pony Clubs, in Lexington, KY; Burrland Road Meet (2017) is part of the permanent collection of the National Sporting Library and Museum, in Middleburg, VA; likewise Crossing the Potomac (2019) is part of the permanent collection of the Masters of Foxhounds Assoc., Middleburg, VA. He made his international debut with Frost & Reed Gallery, St. James, London, in 2002. In 2006 he was Official Artist for the Breeder’s Cup; in 2007 Featured Artist for the Masters of Fox Hunting Association Centennial Exhibit; Artist in Residence at Keeneland Racetrack (Lexington, KY, Fall 2014). His forte is capturing movement, light, and gesture in both people and animals; his work exhibits superior design, nuance, and originality.

A talented portraitist, commissions include 1987 Master’s Champion Larry Mize; Marlin Fitzwater, White House Press Secretary to Presidents Reagan and Bush; Mason Lampton, PPMFHA; Olympic gold medalists: Bruce Davidson and Karen O’Connor; Kriss Cloninger (Pres., AFLAC); Dr. Jack Hughston, founder of the groundbreaking Hughston Sports Clinic; Bill Haggard, MFHA.

Malone is the President of the American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA), a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), and a member of the Portrait Society of America. He is the author of The Fortunate Sons, a novel of the 3d Alabama Volunteers (pub. 2020)

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