Sep 27, 2020
This week we have acclaimed artist, Bob White on the show to
discuss art, fly fishing, and his new book "The Classic Sporting Art
of Bob White."
is an artist and author whose work expresses a misspent youth.
Instead of doing his homework, his nose was constantly in the
outdoor books and sporting magazines of the day. Consequently, he
has wandered between Alaska and Patagonia for over three decades as
an itinerant fishing guide, looking for gainful employment. He now
paints and writes for a living; which is to say, he’s still
Bob’s artwork has been influenced
by such masters as Homer, Sargent, and Fournier, and by more recent
artists, such as Pleissner, Jacques, and Sloane. He works in
watercolors, oils, pencil, and ink, and his ability to capture a
fleeting moment through the eyes of a sportsman has earned him
international recognition. His work hangs in the private and
corporate collections of sportsmen on six continents.
Bob has guided in Southwest
Alaska as a fishing and wing shooting guide for over three decades.
He has also guided sportsmen in Argentina and continues to host fly
fishing and wing shooting trips to Patagonia, Alaska, Kamchatka,
and other destinations. The photographs that he takes of his guests
frequently appear in national publications and are often used as
reference material for field and stream portraits.
Bob’s recognitions include
being inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a
Legendary Artist in 2009. He was Fly Rod &
Reel magazine’s Guide of the Year in 1988. As the 1994 Artist
of the Year for the Alaska State Parks Foundation, Bob produced and
donated the artwork for the first Alaska State Parks Foundation
print. His work has been presented twice in Fly Rod &
Reel magazine’s Gallery. Bob has been featured as a guide and
artist on ESPN’s “Fly Fishing the World” and “Fly Fishing America”,
as well as several appearances on Ron Schara’s “Minnesota
Bound”. He currently illustrates the closing column for Ducks
Unlimited magazine and illustrates a regular collaborative column
with John Gierach in TROUT, the magazine of Trout Unlimited. He
regularly contributes artwork and the occasional story to a myriad
of national and international sporting publications.
his wife, Lisa, live in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota with
their daughter Tommy, and their wonderful retrievers, Frisbee and
Picture courtesy of Tosh