American Sporting Art

3278 Franklin Ave.
Millbrook NY, 12545
Phone: 845-605-1130

Wakeman Holberton (American 1839 – 1898)

Quail Family

Oil on canvas, 9.5 x 11.25 inches

Known for his sporting art, Holberton himself was an avid angler. In 1884 he painted a set of forty varieties of "Standard American Black Bass and Lake Flies." He was the author of “The Art of Angling, and How and Where to Catch Fish” (1887), that dealt with both fresh and salt water fishing. He authored a second publication, “Angling Recreation” (1889) that included a number of his paintings. An avid salmon fisherman, Holberton applied his artistic skills to the creation of fishing flies, three of which is named for him--the “Fluttering Fly”, the “Lottie”, and the “Holberton”. He published numerous fishing-related articles for newspapers, using the alias, “Scarlet Ibis." Holberton was a member of the Brooklyn Art Association, where he also exhibited his paintings.

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Belvoir Gallery - American Sporting Art
3278 Franklin Ave.
Millbrook NY, 12545
Phone: 845-605-1130