Saturday, November 13, 2021

Edwin Bogucki

Edwin A. Bogucki passed away on Thursday. He was eighty nine years old.
Edwin Bogucki was one of the most prolific and highly regarded equine artists of his generation.
Trophy for the Pyramid Society Egyptian Event, photo by Elizabeth Bouras
His work includes portraits of many of the most famous Saddlebreds, Arabians and Thoroughbreds of the twentieth century, including Secretariat,
photo by Jennifer Al-Beik
Sultan's Santana,
photo by Robin Hudson Giles
photo by Elizabeth Bouras
and, of course, *Bask.
photo by Jaime Rowling
His work graces the walls of museums...
and the covers of books and magazines.
photo provided by Elizabeth Bouras
It can be found at racetracks,
"Against All Odds" at Arlington Park, photo by Christina Harrington
Brookfield Zoo, photo provided by Chris Wallbruch
and also, of course, the Kentucky Horse Park.
It can also be found on the shelves of many model horse collectors, including myself.
Aashiq painted by Tiffany Purdy
Ed created several resins for the hobby, including Aashiq, Chances Are, Dreamcatcher, Johara, Kalila, Trooper, Turko and a Spanish Fighting Bull called El Toro Bravo.
Turko painted by Melanie Miller
With help from his daughter, Kathi, his masterwork *Bask was also scaled down and released in resin.
Bask painted by Kate Schick and owned by Heather Malone
Although I never had the fortune to meet him, it's clear that Edwin the man was as beloved as Edwin the artist. He is survived by his wife Shirley, his daughters Kathi and Sheri and so, so many friends.
Godspeed Ed and thank you for all the beautiful horses.


  1. I have admired many of his statues. Such beautiful talent. And Ferzon is my mare’s grandsire!

  2. I think the Sultan's Santana one will always be my favorite