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Eldridge Hardie framed, limited edition, signed trout prints

Original 48+-year-old limited edition prints, signed in person by Eldridge Hardie

(1970)

Fishing with the Fly by Charles Orvis, 1885

 

 

For the sportsman art collector who is deeply enriched by his days in the field or on the water, authenticity of mood and action in a painting are crucial. The quarry, the texture of the landscape, the weather, light, and season, the people and dogs, the boats all are familiar and treasured elements. Eldridge Hardie's own bird hunting and fly fishing pursuits, which have taken him from Canada to the Caribbean, the southernmost tip of South America, Scotland and all across this country, are joined with his artistic ability to make sporting moments live in his pictures. That he is at the top of his profession is acknowledged by a long list of honors.


In a Gray's Sporting Journal review of the book The Paintings of Eldridge Hardie—Art of a Life in Sport, Christopher Camuto calls the artist "as good as any painter alive in depicting not only the beauty of nature but also the subtle psychological tug in any fishing or hunting scene. Eldridge Hardie gets it," he says.


Hardie was born in 1940 on a small ranch near Boerne, Texas. In 1964 he graduated first in his class with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Fine Art at Washington University in Saint Louis. He has made Denver his home since 1966.


In 2016-2017, the El Paso Museum of Art honored Hardie, a native son of the city, with a retrospective exhibition of his work. He has been the featured artist at the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival and the Southeastern Wildlife Arts Exposition. The Wildlife Experience Museum presented a one man retrospective exhibit of Hardie’s work. The National Bird Dog Museum chose Hardie for its first ever one-man retrospective show. He participated in the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and in the Coors National Western Art Show. The National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the American Museum of Fly Fishing, and the Artists of America Show have included Hardie's work in invitational exhibits. Also, Sporting Classics magazine honored him with its Award of Excellence for Sporting Art, and the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame named him a Legendary Artist. He was the inaugural Trout Unlimited Artist of the Year and was named the Atlantic Salmon Federation Artist of the Year. Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation have commissioned Hardie to produce limited edition prints for their fund-raising art, and five of his designs have been chosen for the Texas Upland Bird, Wild Turkey and Quail Stamps. His work has appeared frequently in Shooting Sportsman, Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Double Gun Journal, Sporting Classics, and Pointing Dog Journal. His career has been profiled in Wildlife Art NewsWestern Art & ArchitectureWestern Art Collector, and Southwest Art. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books, among them, José Ortega y Gasset's classic Meditations on Hunting and Michael McIntosh's Shotguns & Shooting, and he has painted covers for two Roderick Haig-Brown books.


Eldridge Hardie carries on the special heritage of artists Winslow Homer, A. B. Frost, Ogden Pleissner, Frank Benson, and A. Lassell Ripley, who intimately knew outdoor sport.


Eldridge Hardie sums up his long career by saying, "I was born to hunt, fish, and make art about these passions."

 

[source: www.eldridgehardie.com]
brook trout by Eldridge Hardie 1970
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BROOK TROUT

FLIES: 1. Gray Quill Spent Wing  2. Coachman  3. Irresistible Blue  4. Blond Wulff  5. Gray Hackle Yellow  6. Adams Female  7. Adams Yellow  8. Olive Quill Light  9. Black Angel  10. Dark Cahill  11. Royal Coachman  12. Early Brown Stone  13. Gray Quill  14. Joe's Hopper  15. Alexander  16. Light Cahill Nymph  17. Caddis Case  18. Black Wooly Worm  19. Professor  20. Black Nosed Dace  21. Black Ghost  22. Little Brook Trout

Original framed, signed, limited edition Eldridge Hardie print from 1970

FRAMED SIZE (APPROX.): 28 X 22 inches, frame is dark rustic barnwood
very minor frame knicks may be present
NOTE: SHIPPING ON FRAMED PRINTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY DELIVERY LOCATION AFTER PURCHASE (OR BEFORE, IF YOU EMAIL US)
$395
brown trout by Eldridge Hardie 1970
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BROWN TROUT

FLIES: 1. Rio Grande King  2. Gray Wulff  3. Grizzly Wulff  4. Blond Goofus Bug  5. Pale Evening Dun  6. Blue Dun  7. Blue Quill Spent Wing  8. Adams  9. Poor Witch  10. Light Hendrickson  11. Light Cahill  12. Hair Wing Variant  13. Hopper Fly  14. Black Ant  15. Black Beetle  16. Helgramite  17. Otter Nymph  18. Dark Hendrickson Nymph  19. Gold-ribbed Hare's Ear  20. Little Rainbow Trout  21. Muddler Minnow  22. Spruce Fly

Original framed, signed, limited edition Eldridge Hardie print from 1970

FRAMED SIZE (APPROX.): 28 X 22 inches, frame is dark rustic barnwood
very minor frame knicks may be present
NOTE: SHIPPING ON FRAMED PRINTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY DELIVERY LOCATION AFTER PURCHASE (OR BEFORE, IF YOU EMAIL US)
$395
rainbow trout by Eldridge Hardie 1970
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RAINBOW TROUT

FLIES: 1. Blue Quill  2. Quill Gordon  3. Mosquito  4. Black Quill  5. Royal Wulff  6. Black Wulff  7. Goofus Bug 8. Ginger Quill Spent Wing  9. Pink Lady  10. Tup's Indispensible  11. Renegade  12. Blue Gnat  13. Red Variant  14. Red Ant  15. Jassid Black  16. Montana Nymph  17. Dark Mossback  18. Stone Fly Nymph  19. Dark Caddis Nymph  20. Little Brown Trout  21. Gray Ghost  22. Male Dace

Original framed, signed, limited edition Eldridge Hardie print from 1970

FRAMED SIZE (APPROX.): 28 X 22 inches, frame is dark rustic barnwood
very minor frame knicks may be present
NOTE: SHIPPING ON FRAMED PRINTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY DELIVERY LOCATION AFTER PURCHASE (OR BEFORE, IF YOU EMAIL US)
$395
cutthroat trout by Eldridge Hardie 1970
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CUTTHROAT TROUT

FLIES: 1. Irresistible Brown  2. Olive Dun  3. Rio Grande King Hair Wing  4. White Miller  5. Gray Hackle Peacock  6. Willow Fly  7. Adams Spent Wing  8. Black Gnat  9. Black Gnat Femal  10. Ginger Quill  11. Coffin Fly  12. Cowdung  13. Woodruff  14. Olive Woolly Worm  15. Brown Bomber  16. Light Mossback  17. Zug Bug  18. Yellow Woolly Worm  19. Gray Nymph  20. Hornberg  21. Mickey Finn  22. Spuddler

Original framed, signed, limited edition Eldridge Hardie print from 1970

FRAMED SIZE (APPROX.): 28 X 22 inches, frame is dark rustic barnwood
very minor frame knicks may be present
NOTE: SHIPPING ON FRAMED PRINTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY DELIVERY LOCATION AFTER PURCHASE (OR BEFORE, IF YOU EMAIL US)
$395
cutthroat trout by Eldridge Hardie 1970
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CUTTHROAT TROUT

FLIES: 1. Irresistible Brown  2. Olive Dun  3. Rio Grande King Hair Wing  4. White Miller  5. Gray Hackle Peacock  6. Willow Fly  7. Adams Spent Wing  8. Black Gnat  9. Black Gnat Femal  10. Ginger Quill  11. Coffin Fly  12. Cowdung  13. Woodruff  14. Olive Woolly Worm  15. Brown Bomber  16. Light Mossback  17. Zug Bug  18. Yellow Woolly Worm  19. Gray Nymph  20. Hornberg  21. Mickey Finn  22. Spuddler

Original framed, signed, limited edition Eldridge Hardie print from 1970

FRAMED SIZE (APPROX.): 28 X 22 inches, frame is dark oak
very minor frame knicks may be present
NOTE: SHIPPING ON FRAMED PRINTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY DELIVERY LOCATION AFTER PURCHASE (OR BEFORE, IF YOU EMAIL US)
$350
 

 
 

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