HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA (February 13, 2015) – Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist (www.hartough.com), will have an exclusive showing of her work at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga., Feb. 28–May 17, 2015, including during the week of the Masters Tournament (April 9-12, 2015). Every piece to be exhibited is a Hartough original. This will be Hartough’s largest showing ever of her original work, and she will be the only artist featured at this exhibit. Included will be oil paintings, watercolors and drawings.
“It will be an honor to have this exclusive showing of some of my original work at the Morris Museum of Art,” Hartough said. “Even during Masters week, visitors will have the opportunity to see a large selection of my originals.”
Hartough’s oil paintings to be exhibited include:
- The 18th Hole, Harbour Town Golf Links
- The 18th Hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links
- The 4th Hole, Black Course, Bethpage State Park, 2002 U.S. Open Championship
- The 16th Hole, East Course, Merion Golf Club, 2013 U.S. Open Championship
- The 18th Hole, Lake Course, The Olympic Club, 2012 U.S. Open Championship
- The 10th Hole, Blue Course, Congressional Country Club, 2011 U.S. Open Championship
- The 17th Hole, Black Course, Bethpage State Park, 2009 U.S. Open Championship
- The 12th Hole, North Course, Olympia Fields Country Club, 2003 U.S. Open Championship
- The 17th Hole, Royal St George’s Golf Club, 1993 Open Championship
- The 18th Hole, Lake Course, The Olympic Club, 1998 U.S. Open Championship
- The 17th Hole, Old Tabby Links
- The Swilcan Bridge, The Old Course, St Andrews
About the Morris Museum of Art
The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Ga., is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. First incorporated as a nonprofit foundation in 1985, the Morris Museum of Art was established by William S. Morris III in memory of his parents, William Shivers Morris, Jr., and Florence Hill Morris. The collection includes holdings of nearly 5,000 paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculptures dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present. In addition to the permanent collection galleries, the museum hosts eight to ten temporary special exhibitions every year. The museum also houses the Center for the Study of Southern Art, a reference and research library that includes archives pertaining to artists working in the South. For more information, visit www.themorris.org.
About Linda Hartough
A confirmed artist since childhood, early in her career Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses. In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an event which propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf-landscape painter. Since then, her work has achieved a distinguished status, displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd and Robert Trent Jones Sr. Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of some of golf’s most beautiful holes, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenery’s natural beauty and respect for the game’s history and tradition, elements which seem to emerge from the canvas. Hartough’s paintings of various holes at Augusta National Golf Club are prized by collectors the world over. In addition, Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990 – commissioned by the U.S. Golf Association – a 25-year series she completed in 2014, as well as her official British Open Championship series from 1990-1999. Hartough is a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.
For more information, visit http://www.hartough.com/.
Sally J. Sportsman