Linda Hartough, a world-renowned golf-landscape artist, has been re-elected as a Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, continuing her leadership role in the organization she helped originate.
The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees took place on 22nd January in Orlando, during the PGA Merchandise Show. Hartough, a Founding Trustee of the Academy, was reelected for another three-year term, to expire in 2017.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as a Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art,” said Hartough. “We believe golf art plays an important role in preserving the game’s history, and I am proud to be part of that legacy.”
The Academy of Golf Art (AGA) is a professional society of golf artists founded to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art, expressing the game of golf and preserving the game’s traditions. Formed in 2004, the AGA, a not-for-profit organization, is headquartered in West Hampton Beach, N.Y. Recent AGA exhibitions have been held at the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture in Delray Beach, Fla.; at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and at Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, Mass.
Linda Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990, when Hale Irwin won at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. A confirmed artist since childhood, early in her career Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses.
In 1984 Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an opportunity which propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf-landscape painter. Since then, her work has achieved a distinguished status, displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd. Her paintings also hang in the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga.
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