CHET RENESON American, B. 1934 Considered a master of watercolor, Chet Reneson has dedicated a lifetime to the painting of fishing and hunting scenes. Reneson only paints from experience, his paintings grounded in the realities of nature and personal experience. Of Reneson, sporting artist Robert K. Abbett says, “In sporting art these is little that can substitute for being there.”
Born in Cromwell, Connecticut in 1934, Chet Reneson grew up on the family game farm and learned the value of hard work. When he wasn't helping out with the chores he was drawing pictures of what he saw around him on the farm. This early talent got Reneson to the University of Hartford Art School and launched an illustration career at Pratt and Whitney and the Audubon Society and The Book of Knowledge. By the 1960s he was exhibiting his work in galleries in New York. Since then his paintings have graced the covers of Gray's Sporting Journal and Sports Afield and he has been honored as Artist of the Year by major conservation groups, once by Trout Unlimited and twice by Ducks Unlimited.
Reneson lives and paints in Connecticut with his wife Penny, and though he has stopped using watercolor, he continues to paint sporting scenes in acrylic with the same freshness and vitality.
SOLD - Coming Ashore in the Rain, Watercolor on paper, 1983, 22 x 29 1/2 inches
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