Guy Coheleach

Guy Coheleach

Guy Coheleach’s paintings have been in 40 one-man retrospective exhibitions in major museums in 29 cities from New York to Los Angeles from 1991 to 2012.  His work has been exhibited in the National Collection of Fine Art, the Royal Ontario Museum, the White House, Washington DC’s Corcoran Gallery, the Norton Gallery and the Newark Museum.  His has received the prestigious Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence eight times.  Coheleach became a charter member of The World Wildlife Fund’s “The 1001: A Nature Trust” in 1972.  His endowment at the University of Tennessee provides six full scholarships to the School of Wildlife Management each year.  In 2012 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Animal Artists.

During a trip to Zambia in 1972, he was run down by an elephant.  This hair-raising film was seen on all three major networks at the time. “This is exactly the kind of knowledge that has made him one of the best wild animal painters in the world admired by both scientists and art critics,” says Pat Robertson in Sporting Classics.

Coheleach graduated from Cooper Union and received an Honorary Doctorate from William and Mary. PBS featured him and his work in Africa entitled “Journeys of an Artist”. He was the subject of two films: “Guy Coheleach and the Bald Eagle” and “Quest: An Artist and His Prey.”  He has been the focus of articles in Reader’s Digest, Saturday Evening Post, and numerous regional art and wildlife magazines.  Books include:  “The Big Cats: The Paintings of Guy Coheleach”; “Coheleach; Master of the Wild”; “Guy Coheleach’s Animal Art”; and “The African Lion As Man-Eater”