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Neal Portnoy Leaving his Mark Through Baseball Art

Artist Neal Portnoy uses his personal experience, love of sports, and artistic talent to bring his subjects to life. Remarkably, the Massachusetts-based artist creates his stunning works with nothing more than an arsenal of markers, creating paintings with an evocative quality that capture the essence of the athletes depicted. Baseball Art recently

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Teeter Plays His Cards Right, Enjoys Thriving Career as Sports Artist

Baseball is the basis of many childhood dreams, and for Ben Teeter, America’s Game was a sport that helped transform his interest in art into a full-fledged career. The San Francisco native grew up dreaming of a career as a professional sports artist, and today, after many years of hard

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Ettinger Captures Sports Figures Past & Present Through Talent & Hard Work

For Jennifer Ettinger, sports and art have always been an important part of life. The Canada-based artist, who has been painting since she was a child, has combined her natural talent with hard work, and is making a name for herself in the world of sports art with her paintings of

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Cincinnati-based Artist Brent Naughton Makes it to Big Leagues With Brush & Colored Pencils

Brent Naughton is a Cincinnati-based sports artist who also happens to be a die-hard Reds fan. He has also been instrumental in helping to bring together scores of baseball artists and fans of baseball art — both through his own art and on the Baseball Art Facebook page. “I do

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Sculptor Benjamin Blackburn Carving Name for Himself as Top Baseball Artist

  “The best artist has that thought alone which is contained within the marble shell. The sculptor’s hand can only break the spell to free the figures slumbering in the stone.” –Michaelangelo  Sculptor Benjamin Blackburn typically creates his art from mahogany or cedar, but the concept is the same. The

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Artist Monty Sheldon Captures Details of America’s Pastime, Using Baseballs as his Canvas

Monty Sheldon started painting baseballs in January 1998 and since that time has developed into one of the leading sports artists in the country. Sheldon, 46, grew up in rural Ohio, outside of Columbus, and has been a lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Sheldon’s work is frequently seen on the

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Artist Bernie Hubert Brings Back Baseball’s Glory Days

Artist Bernie Hubert’s paintings have been seen on the Baseball Art Facebook since shortly after its inception in 2010. A self-proclaimed Willie Mays fan, Hubert’s colorful paintings contain an abundance of detail, and more often than not describe the era depicted through the inclusion of signs, scoreboards and fans. Just

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Graig Kreindler Painting Way to Hall of Fame Career

It would be difficult to have a discussion about the most important and influential baseball artists without hearing the name Graig Kreindler. Although he’s still younger than a great deal of baseball’s current stars, Kreindler’s talent and work ethic have made him one of baseball art’s most recognized names.  Born

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Bright Future in the Cards for Baseball Artist Tim Carroll

Since its inception in 2010, the Baseball Art Facebook has featured images representing thousands of paintings, drawings, sculptures and other artistic creations by hundreds of artists. The Facebook page was a spinoff of the BaseballArt.com website, and has become a virtual meeting place for baseball artists and fans of baseball

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Son of Daily News Artist Bruce Stark Continues “Family Business”

On Sundays during the summer of 1973, The Daily News published full-page color caricatures by artist Bruce Stark. Each week, thousands of kids (and adults) across the New York metropolitan area looked forward to seeing which Yankee and which Met would be featured. Players like Mays and Murcer, Seaver and

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