ABOUT FRED POLHEMUS SPORTSMAN'S PALETTE FOUNDER & OWNER
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, and 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. In 2011, he curated Shilstone’s 70-year retrospective exhibition. For over 16 years he has served on the Board of the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont. He represents a select group 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 resides in the northwest hills of Connecticut. He is available for speaking engagements on Sporting Art. Phone: (802) 598-8301; Email: [email protected]
Follow along as Fred guides us through the American Museum of Fly Fishing's exhibit Reflections: The Angler And Nature In Art.
ABOUT KATIE POLHEMUS
Katie joined Sportsman's Palette in 2019 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon Univ. in Pittsburgh, PA, with a BA in Linguistics. In joining, her hope is that others like herself who have an affinity for both the outdoors and beautiful paintings will be able to find a little slice of paradise to add to (or start!) their collection through Sportsman's Palette.
Katie currently resides in Vermont with her husband and dog. If you'd like to discuss art, the beautiful New England landscape, or anything in between, she can be reached at (802) 598-0996 or [email protected].