Dale Weaver Totten

Preakness

Watercolor and ink, 1986.
Image and paper: 14 x 12 in.
Excellent condition.

Inventory number: DWT102
Signed and dated “86” by the artist in black ink. Image published in Baltimore Magazine in the mid-1980s.
Two jockeys race side by side on their horses at The Preakness, a race held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dale Weaver Totten (1938–2008) developed a distinct artistic style throughout his prolific and diverse career, from when he began exhibiting his artwork around 1960, until after he worked for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1970s and 1980s. His later artworks include original watercolors and drawings, which he created independently, and were an extension of his professional experience. His subjects are ordinary people engaged in everyday activities, and through the fluid lines of his pen, the artist captures the essence of their movements and their place in time.

Totten’s painting “Preakness,” completed in 1986, was featured in the magazine The Baltimore Sun in the mid-1980s. Totten injects the scene with energy and movement with the brightly colored uniforms of the jockeys and the seemingly continuous lines of black ink that drive the eye across the page from left to right. Although the painting is centered on the two figures riding, the horses are animated and have a personality of their own.

The Dale Weaver Totten Collection is available exclusively at Jewel Spiegel Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey. You may read the artist’s biography here.

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