Texas born artist Eldridge Hardie received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the School of Fine Art at Washington University in St. Louis in 1964. Hardie is well known to collectors of fine sporting art. He was honored with the first ever one-man retrospective exhibit at The National Bird Dog Museum. He has exhibited at the Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Artists of America, Great American Artists, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the American Museum of Flyfishing.
The Paintings of Eldridge Hardie – Art of a Life in Sport, a book spanning four decades of the artist’s career was published in 2002.
In 2009, Hardie was elected to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was honored as the featured artist at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina, and in November 2014, he was the featured artist at the Plantation Wildlife Art Festival in Thomasville, Georgia.
Hardie’s paintings and drawings enhance numerous books about shotgunning and angling and have appeared often in Gray’s Sporting Journal as well as other sporting magazines. He was the inaugural Trout Unlimited Artist of the Year and an Atlantic Salmon Federation Artist of the Year.
Hardie is represented by The Sportsman’s Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and Beaver Creek, Colorado, Collectors Covey in Dallas, Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, and J.N. Bartfield Galleries in New York.
Primary Medium: Oil, Watercolor
Mailing Address: 2382 S. Fillmore Street, Denver, CO 80210
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