Who is David Geenty?
David Geenty was born in England in 1945 and brought up in Southern Africa, His earliest impressions were formed on his father's ranch in the Gonarhezho, a vast wilderness in the south-east region of present day Zimbabwe. As an art student in Johannesburg, David was greatly influenced by Moses Kotler, a South African sculptor of world renown. David believes that it is to Kotler's tuition that he largely owes his great animalier talents and technique. Primarily an accomplished wildlife sculptor, he has also acquired a respected reputation for his equine studies both here and in the United States of America, where his work can be seen in the acclaimed Kentucky Museum of Racing History.
David Geenty is well known in the giftware industry having been successfully associated with such luminaries in the field as Albany Fine China , Heredities and Border Fine Arts. His abiding passion is for the creation of lifelike sculpture, and in this he freely acknowledges his indebtedness to such mentors as John Hammond of Border Fine Arts from whom he learnt so much in the past, and for whom during the ten year period of his association with that company he produced a series of 42 racehorses, dogs and country life pieces, many of which have become collectors items in their own right.
Now manufacturing for himself, creating studies from life of the subjects that continue to hold and fascinate him, he hopes that his offerings will give others the same pleasure in owning these as he had in their making. David Geenty is widely regarded as one of Europe's leading horse sculptors and his work is collected and cherished by many. A fabulous selection of horse, dog and other David Geenty sculptures in cold cast bronze, all replicated from the original sculptures are available on eBay.
David Geenty has kindly given me permission for this article and photgraph.