About Fred Polhemus

About Fred Polhemus

Fred Polhemus is considered one of America’s leading experts on Contemporary Sporting Art. His expertise has been developed over the past 30 years with companies and organizations such as Greenwich Workshop, Imagine Entertainment, International Game Fish Association, Mystic Seaport Museum, The Orvis Company, Dreamworks, Newport Harbor Nautical Museum and Universal Studios. His writing on sporting art has appeared in many publications including Anglers Journal, Covey Rise, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Sea Island Life, The American Fly Fisher, Virginia Sportsman, Western Art & Architecture and Wildlife Art Magazine, among others. He is the nation’s foremost authority on the paintings of Arthur Shilstone. Fred is the author of Arthur Shilstone: A Lifetime of Drawing & Painting, the only comprehensive book on the 70-year career of today’s premier sporting art watercolorist Arthur Shilstone, published in 2015. In 2011, he curated Shilstone’s 70-year retrospective exhibition. Polhemus graduated from Connecticut College where he studied art and art history. For over a decade he served on the Board of the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont. He represents over 24 of the top sporting artists through Sportsman’s Palette, Inc. and Orvis Sandanona, Millbrook, NY providing specialized guidance to private and institutional sporting art collectors worldwide.

An avid angler and outdoorsman, Polhemus currently splits his time between Connecticut & Vermont. He is available for speaking engagements on Sporting Art. Phone: (802) 598-8301; Email: info@sportsmanspalette.com

Contemporary Sporting Art Expert Fred Polhemus
With Wife Cassandra
Contemporary Sporting Art Expert Fred Polhemus fly fishing
With Daughter Emily On The Metolius
Contemporary Sporting Art Expert Fred Polhemus
With Daughter Katherine, Wife Cassandra, and Daughter Emily