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Industry Arts
Occupation Equine Artist
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Introduction Since 1978, award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly has portrayed some of the finest horses and jockeys in the country. Born and raised in Chicago, his love of the sport emerged in the Sportsman's Park's winner circle when his friend's horse named Rusty Win captured the feature race by five lengths. He was hooked. Pauly depicted the who's who in Thoroughbred racing in a portrait series commissioned by Arlington International Racecourse. In 2006, Churchill Downs selected Pauly as the "Official Portrait Artist of the Kentucky Derby". His painting of Barbaro was published as their Official Kentucky Derby Commemorative Print. Recently, he was invited to have a one man art show at historic Churchill Downs during the 2010 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. In 2009, he was honored as an associate member of the world renown American Academy of Equine Art. He is also a member of the internationally acclaimed Equine Art Guild. Working primarily in oils and watercolors, Pauly's portraits are known for their accuracy, their energy, their sentiment and their celebration of achievement.