June 02, 20160 Comments
Helen Hayse (American, 1913 – 2003)
Oil on Canvas. Signed and Dated 1982. 23.5” T x 29.5” W. Commissioned by noted horseman Lou Teater. In the style of her mentor George Ford Morris, Helen Hayse has immortalized one of the breed’s greatest show horses and sires, six-time Five-Gaited World’s Grand Champion CHWing Commander. This is undoubtedly Hayse’s greatest work and it is the piece that most accurately captures the true color of Wing, as well as the riding style of his trainer, the great Earl Teater.