Sam Savitt
1917 ~ 2000

Sam Savitt and Pony

     As a child when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up,
Sam always replied, "I want to be a horse."

And so, he did the next best thing:
he captured the beauty of horses in his art.

Sam has authored numerous books and illustrated well over one hundred books.
His Horse Charts are known throughout the world and his authoritative work
has been used in encyclopedias as well as by the Smithsonian Institute.
Sam was the official artist of the United States Equestrian Team and a
founding and active member of the American Academy of Equine Artists.

Sam grew up in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He graduated from Pratt Institute in New York City,
spent four years in the United States Army then attended the Art Students League
while working as an illustrator of national outdoor magazines. Illustrating horse stories
was always his specialty - western in the beginning and later encompassing the entire
world of horses. He has illustrated every aspect of horse activity - polo, dressage, racing,
steeplechasing, fox hunting, rodeo, show jumping and all breeds. His knowledge of horses,
not only as an artist, but also as a horseman, has brought reality and authenticity to his work.

        "The horse is beauty, strength, rhythm and action. To really
know and understand him, to capture his magnificence with
pencil or brush, will to me be forever challenging."
Sam Savitt

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