Richard Stone Reeves

Richard Stone Reeves (November 6, 1919 – October 7, 2005) was an American equine painter whom Blood-Horse magazine described as perhaps the greatest modern-day horse painter.

Born in New York City, Reeves grew taking place in Garden City upon Long Island. His father's intimates included a painter and his mother's owned race horses. Those influences, plus living close Belmont Park, resulted in his adore of horses and desire to paint them.

Reeves graduated past a Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University. He served past the United States Navy during World War II after which he embarked on a career as a painter of horses. His huge break came when Life magazine featured his painting of 1947 Horse of the Year, Armed. That publicity led to his instinctive hired to attain private portraitures for many American and European horse owners. As well as portraits, Reeves did a number of law scenes from memorable races. More than a dozen of his works can be found in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York.

When asked, Richard Stone Reeves said: "Buckpasser was the most perfectly proportioned Thoroughbred I have ever seen." Only two horses, Secretariat and Affirmed, have previously been "in a class behind Buckpasser".

Richard Stone Reeves died October 7, 2005 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, N.Y.

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