The National Sporting Library & Museum presents this feature exhibition that showcases paintings on fly fishing by the renowned artist Peter Corbin.
About the Artist: Although Corbin tried plein air painting, in the last four decades he has honed a painstaking and exacting technique in his studio in Millbrook, NY. His process combines using reference photos taken on site across the world with extensive time developing themes, colors, and depth in studio. Corbin’s primary artistic influences are sporting artists Ogden Pleissner and A.B. Frost, and the renowned Winslow Homer. He counts abstract artists Steve Smith, Alexander Calder, and José de Rivera among his early inspirations. Corbin has come a long way since graduating from Wesleyan University in 1968 with high honors in art and his first one-man show featuring his abstract sculpture. He noted that he still contemplates many of the same principals in painting his representational works, “My fascination with both reflected and transmitted light, and the elements of asymmetrical balance and linear motion, all come together in the realism of the sport of fly fishing, which, for me, is the most direct form of fishing that exists.”
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