Academy of Golf Art names founding artists

Academy of Golf Art names founding artists

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.–Nine top golf artists were recently welcomed into the newly formed Academy of Golf Art as founding members. The artists include Richard Chorley, Dick Durrance II, Dom Furore, Linda Hartough, Mike Klemme, Larry Lambrecht, Brad Pearson, Noble Powell and Bernard Willington.

Patterned after the American Academy of Equine Art, the Academy of Golf Art was formed within the last year by a trustee board of established golf artists and golf industry professionals in an effort to preserve golf art as it is expressed in paintings, sculpture and photography.

“We are very proud of the caliber of talent represented in this inaugural class of founding members,” said Mark King, president of the academy and of The Club Group Limited in Hilton Head, S.C.

The organization is focused on education, quality and tradition and will work as an umbrella organization. representing the member artists to raise awareness about their work throughout the world. The academy plans to accomplish these goals through communication, demonstrations, exhibitions, competitions and critiques.

“The academy was founded to raise public awareness of the golf art genre as a valuable segment of fine art that preserves the game’s traditions and captures its timeless beauty,” said King. “These artists and future member artists from around the world will assist us in accomplishing this goal.”

The Academy of Golf Art “also plans to develop a comprehensive artist-to-artist communications system that will allow for the sharing of ideas and vital golf industry information for the members.

“I am honored to be a founding member of this prestigious gathering of peers,” said artist Linda Hartough. “As a virtually unrecognized expression of fine art, we believe the work we do will be elevated to new levels by the academys vision.”

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