Henry Koehler was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1927. His subjects range from jockeys and racing to polo, fox hunting and fishing, dogs and other animals, and garden and still-life scenes.
Koehler was widely acknowledged to be one of the finest living sporting artists in the world. HIs long association with the sporting life bega soon after his graduatio from Yale, when his illlustrations appeard in The New Yorker, Town & Country and Sports Illustrated.
His first exhibition was in 1961 and since that time he has shown 58 times in London, Paris, Dublin, Johannesburg and throughout the United States. Racing and hunting come alive under his brush and he offers the viewer intimate behind-the-scenes aspects of jockeys, horses, dogs and the special accoutrements of each sport.
His breadth of collectors included Jacqueline Onassis, President John Kennedy, The Duke of Beaufort, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, The Duchess of Cornwall Senator Edward Kennedy and The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales.
Koehler's works can be be seen at the National Racing Museum in Saratoga and at the National Horse Racing Museum at Newmarket, United Kingdom. He had also exhibited widely throughout the United States, Ireland, England, South Africa and France.