Werner Rentsch - Artist


Werner Rentsch paintings and prints are widely sought after by collectors around the world. He has been honored with nine one-man shows and his work was shown in twelve museum exhibitions and in more than forty juried or group shows in America.

Well known for his paintings of equine subjects, Werner has painted many portraits of great- and near-great horses from racing, show jumping, foxhunting, and polo. He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Equine Art and served as President from 1994 through 2008.

For the past several years Werner has spent time in Africa and his most recent body of work are paintings of African wildlife. He is a Signature member of Artists for Conservation and his work was selected for the organization’s 2012 and 2013 exhibitions. His wildlife paintings are currently on exhibit at the Cultural Heritage Gallery in Arusha, Tanzania.

One-man Exhibitions

Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY
Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, Aiken, SC
Vorpal Gallery, New York City
Christopher Gallery, New York City
Hampton Gallery, Bridgehamption, NY
Mayfair Gallery, Saratoga, New York
Mayfair Gallery, Albany, New York
Saratoga Gallery, Saratoga, NY
Shillito’s Special Exhibition, Lexington, KY
Kimberton Gallery, Kimberton ,PA

Included in these Museum Exhibitions:

Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville KY
International Museum of the Horse, Lexington, KY
Marietta/Cobb Museum, Atlanta, GA
The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
The Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
Arts and Science Center, Pine Bluff, AK
The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
The Wildlife Experience Museum, Denver, CO
Lexington History Museum, Lexington, KY

Group & Gallery Shows

Artists for Conservation International Exhibit
The Horse in Fine Art, Lexington, KY
Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington, KY
Frost & Reed LTD, Saratoga
M.F.H.A. Traveling Exhibition
AAEA Annual, Kentucky Horse Park, KY
AAEA at Morven Park, Leesberg, VA
AAEA Faculty Show, Lexington, KY
AAEA 20th Anniversary Exhibition (touring)
AAEA Small Works Show, Lexington, KY
AAEA Annual West Palm Beach, FL
Annual Sporting Art Show, Aiken,SC
Equifestival, Lexington, KY
Celebration of the Horse, Madison GA
The Equestrian’s Perspective, Atlanta, GA
National Arts Club, New York, NY
Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA
National Steeplechase Show, Saratoga, NY
Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
Equidae Gallery, Saratoga, NY
Crossroads of Sport, New York, NY
Commissioned Works Gallery, Middleburg, VA
Meadowlands Racetrack, NJ


Co-author, illus. designer, The Whole Horse Catalog
Cover, The Personality of the Horse
Illus. The Horseless Rider
Illus. Schooling for Show
Illus. Manual of Riding Safely
Illus. AAEA Sketchbook of Horses
Paintings included in,
The Poster book of Horses
Art of Conservation 2012-1013


Gypsy Horse Fair (Limited edition)
Equine Reflections (Sold Out)
Four in Hand {Limited edition)
Affirmed at Belmont (limited edition)
Saratoga Steeplechase (limited edition)

Magazine Articles about Werner Rentsch

The Chronicle of the Horse - 2013
The Chronicle of The Horse (covers) Apr. 2013, Apr. 2010, Nov. 2010, Jun. 1999, Oct. 1983, Mar.1981, Aug. 1979,
Equine Images - Fall 1990
Thoroughbred Racing Action - (cover) May 1989
The Carousel News and Trader - Aug. 1989
The Thoroughbred Record - ‘The Fine Art of Realism’ Aug. 1985
Horse Illustrated - ‘Equestrian Artists” Aug. 1985
American Way Magazine - ‘Rembrandt of the Racetrack’ Oct. 1984
Suburban Horsemen - (cover) Aug. 1982)
Dressage & Eventing - (cover)
Pace Magazine - May 1980
Horse Lovers Magazine - ‘A Discerning View’ Dec. 1979

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