About The Artist

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Corbin is primarily known for sporting art landscapes, merging the natural wonders and elegant drama of the sporting life with the realm of fine art. His vivid sporting art scenes convey a sense of place, mood, and atmosphere in the light reflected off the water or the transmitted light through the clouds or trees revealing influences of the Hudson River School.

Corbin studied both painting and sculpture at Pomfret School, Wesleyan University where he received a B.A. with High Honors in Art, and the California College of Arts and Crafts. His greatest influences have been A.B. Frost, Ogden Pleissner and Winslow Homer.

He grew up in a home filled with fly rods, shotguns, Labrador Retrievers and the sporting art of A.B. Frost. Using his experiences as a life long angler and hunter he has traveled from The American West, British Columbia, South America, Europe, New Zealand and Africa recording portrait commissions for his clients’ love of the outdoors and places they cherish.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Thomasville Center for the Arts / Thomasville, Georgia
American Museum of Fly Fishing / Manchester, Vermont
Cascade Mountain Winery and Restaurant / Amenia, New York
Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum / Livingston Manor, New York
Dana Corporation / St. Paul, Minnesota
Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History/Jackson, Michigan
Frazer Paper Company / Bridgeport, Connecticut
John Treiber Agency, Inc. / Mineola, New York
L.L. Bean Inc. / Freeport, Maine
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum / Wausau, Wisconsin
National Art Museum of Sport / Indianapolis, Indiana
The Prudential, Giralda Farms / Madison, New Jersey

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS
2010 Three Rivers – One Artist’s View, The Cascapedia River Museum/ Cascapedia-St.Jules, Quebec,Canada; The University Club, New York, New York
2009 Fly Rods & Shotguns, The Union League Club / New York, New York
1993 The Culinary Institute of America / Hyde Park, New York
1989 An Artist’s Creel, The American Museum of Fly Fishing / Manchester, Vermont
1977 The Suffolk Marine Museum / Islip, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, Featured Artist, Thomasville, Georgia
2010 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau Wisconsin
2008-2009 James Fiorentino and Friends, The National Art Museum of Sport at University Place – IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
2006-2008 The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Reno, Nevada
2005 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau Wisconsin
2002-2005 The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Reno, Nevada
2000 Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts
1996 The Art of Fly Fishing – A Visual History, Academy of the Arts / Easton, Maryland
1994 Animals in Art, Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield, Illinois
1994 The Sporting Life, The Nabisco Gallery / Hanover, New Jersey
1994 Prospectus 1994, American Academy of Equine Art, International Museum of the Horse, The Kentucky Horse Park / Lexington, Kentucky
1993 Pleissner Show, The National Art Museum of Sport / Indianapolis, Indiana
1992-1993 Art and the Animal, The Society of Animal Artists 1992-1993 National Tour / Roger Tory Petersen Institute of Natural History, Jamestown NY / The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport LA / Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman OK / Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh WI / Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston TX
1992 Naturally Drawn, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum / Wausau, Wisconsin
1991-1992 Art and the Animal, The Society of Animal Artists 1991-1992 National Tour / The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland OH / Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville VA / The Witte Museum, San Antonio TX / San Bernadino County Museums, Redlands CA / Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston AL
1991 Invited Artists Exhibition on Foxhunting Subjects, American Academy of Equine Art at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting, Morven Park / Leesburg, Virginia
1991 The World of Salmon, The American Museum of Fly Fishing / Manchester, Vermont
1988 The Art of Sport: Selections from the National Art Museum of Sport, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center / Colorado Springs, CO
1987 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkley Woodson Art Museum, Wausau WI / Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester NY / Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA / Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago IL
1986 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkley Woodson Art Museum, Wausau WI / Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA / The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara CA / Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu HI / The Beijing Natural History Museum, Beijing, China
1985 Angler’s All: Man and His Environment Through 500 Years of Fly Fishing, The California Academy of Sciences / San Francisco, California
1984 Selections from the National Art Museum of Sport in Celebration of the Olympic Year, Fairfield University / Fairfield, Connecticut
1983 Wildlife in Art, National Wildlife Federation / Vienna, Virginia
1980 The Philadelphia Wildfowl Exposition, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

HONORS
2014  National Art Museum of Sport, Artist of the Month, September 2014
2013  Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, Artist of the Year
2012  The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Anglers’ Club of New York Dinner, Honoree
2010 Print for the Atlantic Salmon Federation
2006 The Anglers’ Club of New York, 100th Anniversary Print
1999 Atlantic Salmon Federation Print of the Year
1995 Atlantic Salmon Federation Artist of the Year
1995 Theodore Gordon Flyfishers’ Print Artist
1993 The American Museum of Fly Fishing 25th Anniversary Print
1990 The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Print honoring Lee Wulff
1988 Atlantic Salmon Federation Artist of the Year
1988 National Ducks Unlimited Companion Artist
1987 Initial New York State Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year; Sponsor Artist 1989, 1988
1984 Waterfowl Festival Cover Artist / Easton, Maryland
1983 Initial New York State Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year
1982 Initial New York State Wild Turkey Stamp
1981 Atlantic Salmon Federation Artist of the Year
1977 Initial Long Island Wetlands and Waterfowl League Stamp
1977 Drawings for the White House under President Carter

BOOKS
2010  Three Rivers – One Artist’s View, Peter Corbin, published by Shooter’s Hill Press, Millbrook, New York
2005 PETER CORBIN/An Artist’s Creel, essay by Tom Davis and foreword by John Merwin, published by Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, Vermont
1998 A Company of Anglers, edited by Austin McK. Francis, privately published for the Anglers Club of New York
1996 West of Key West, edited by John Cole and Hawk Pollard, Stackploe Books, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania
1994 The Bonefish, edited by George Reiger, Meadow Run Press, Stone Harbor, New Jersey
1993 The Silver King, edited by George Reiger, Meadow Run Press, Stone Harbor, New Jersey
1992 The Starlight Creek Angling Society, Harry Middleton, Meadow Run Press, Stone Harbor, New Jersey
1990 The Compleat Scwiebert: A Treasury of Trout Fishing from Around the World, by Ernest Schwiebert, Truman Talley Books, Dutton, New York
1983 Who’s Who in Waterfowl Art, J. Ray Chapman, Ambassador Graphics and Wildlife, Summerville, South Carolina
1983 The Georgia-Florida Field Trial Club, 1967-1983, edited by Charles M Chapin III, Princeton, NJ
1976 Trout Fishing, Charles Waterman, Simon and Schuster, New York, New York
1973 An American Crusade for Wildlife, James B. Trefethen, Winchester Press and the Boone and Crockett Club, New York, New York

PERIODICALS
2014-2015  December/January, Garden & Gun, “Wildly Good Artists” by Jed Portman
2013-2014 December/January, Covey Rise, “What Happens Naturally” by Joe Healy
2011 August, Field & Stream, “The Sporting World of Peter Corbin”, by Tom Davis
2010 Autumn, Atlantic Salmon Journal, “From the Inside”, by Martin Silverstone
2007 July 5, 2007, The Martha’s Vineyard Times, “Artist Peter Corbin – capturing love of the outdoor life lived well”, by Nelson Sigelman
2007 Spring 2007, Passport, “Artist and Sportsman”, by Rob Barry
2006 Autumn, Atlantic Salmon Journal, “Parallel Universe”, by Martin Silverstone
1996 September/October, Wildlife Art, “The More Things Change – The New Art of Peter Corbin,” by Michael McIntosh
1996 May/June, Sporting Classics, “Grand Slam on the Flats,” story and art by Peter Corbin
1995 Summer, Atlantic Salmon Journal, “Peter Corbin,” by Harry Bruce
1991 September/October, Sporting Classics, “Peter Corbin’s Dirty Work,” by Tom Davis.
1986 September/October, Wildlife Art News, “The Sportman’s Legacy of Peter Corbin – A Whisper of Light,” by Tom Davis
1985 August, Sports Afield, “The Paintings of Peter Corbin,” by Lionell Atwill
1981 February, Atlantic Salmon Journal, “A Fascination of Light,” by John Merwin

EDUCATION
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut: B.A. Degree with High Honors
Pomfret School, Pomfret, Connecticut

 

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