World Champion Pine Chip by Bill Orr

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Title

World Champion Pine Chip by Bill Orr

Alternative Title

World Champion Pine Chip by Orr

Subject

Orr, Bill
Artists--Florida
Art--Southern States
Painters--Southern States
Painting--Florida
Horses--Florida

Description

World Champion Pine Chip by Bill Orr. Growing up in Michigan, Orr (1925-) worked breaking in mustang ponies. When World War II broke out, Orr joined the U.S. Army and was a member of the cavalry regiment. Later seeing action on Okinawa in the Pacific Theater, he was among the first servicemen to serve in Japan after the war. Orr found his way to the Research Studio in 1961 after applying for a position through a newspaper advertisement. Orr, along with Maury Hurt, was instrumental in leading the movement to save the Art Center from developers in the 1960s. As an artist he made a living doing life-size portraits of horses. He would go on to establish himself as a leading equine artist, a tribute to his lifetime love of horses.

Creator

Orr, Bill

Source

Original painting: Orr, Bill. World Champion Pine Chip: Maitland Historical Museum, Art & History Museums - Maitland, Maitland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1934-2015

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original painting: Orr, Bill. World Champion Pine Chip.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

80.2 KB

Medium

1 painting

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Research Studio, Maitland, Florida
Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Bill Orr.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Bill Orr and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Hoffman, Dean A. "Bill Orr: Canvassing the harness world." United States Trotting Association, April 27, 2011. http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/article.aspx?articleid=42115&zoneid=38.

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Original Format

1 painting

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