The Barngoddess Chronicles Launches “The Horse In Art” Series

Equestrian lifestyle publication, The Barngoddess Chronicles introduces the first installation of “The Horse In Art ” series of educational articles. The monthly series will feature the art and artists who have depicted equestrian images as an important body of their work.

The inaugural post delves into George Ford Morris, the foremost American equestrian artist of his time. He documented the fast changing world of the horse in American history in the early to mid 20th century. He was equally talented as a painter, sculptor, illustrator and lithographer. He was mainly self-taught but attended classes at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1888 and later at the Academie Julien in Paris (1925). In the early twentieth century, Morris worked mainly from his Thirty-Third Street studio in New York City.

Concentrating almost solely upon the art of the horse, George Ford Morris was a frequent contributing artist to such publications as The American Horseman, Breeder’s Gazette, American Field, National Horseman and Thoroughbred of California. He also illustrated for national publications such as Scribner’s and Century magazines according to Artvee.

Future posts will explore the work of renowned artists such as George Stubbs, Sir Alfred Munnings, and Edgar Degas, to name a few. In addition, contemporary artists such as Susan Crawford, Jannis Kounellis, and Dan Knepper will also be explored.

The Horse In Art series has been inspired, in part, by a quote from renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright:

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

The Barngoddess Chronicles invites all equestrian artists to submit work for inclusion. Contact Janet Winters at

Contact: Janet Winters