The El Paso Museum of Art invites the public to the exhibition of the acclaimed artist of sporting art, Eldridge Hardie: Art of a Life in Sport on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

For more than 50 years, Eldridge Hardie has been painting the outdoors sportsman lifestyle, in which he has been an active participant. The exhibit includes more than 20 oil on canvas and watercolor paintings as well as drawings selected from the artist’s long career.

Hardie is a Texas-born artist who grew up hunting and fishing in the El Paso area. He moved to Saint Louis to study painting at the Washington University School of Fine Art and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1964. After college, he met Tom Lea, who arranged several portrait commissions. Since 1966 he has lived and worked in Denver, Colorado. He has exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the C. M. Russell Museum, and the American Museum of Flyfishing. Hardie’s 2001 painting In Rough Country won the Texas Quail Stamp Award in 2002.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the El Paso Museum of Art online at ElPasoArtMuseum.org or call (915) 212-0300.