A staple of Sam Savitt artwork were his drawings of mares and foals. This particular drawing was the last draft before the finalization of a drawing that was reproduced by the thousands in the 1970’s. This small, graceful pencil drawing measures 10 by 12 inches. It is produced on light-weight paper and does not have a mat.

This pencil drawing of a cross-country race calls out the danger inherent in such sports. The competitor taking a fence notes a fallen horse off to the side surrounded by doctors and the rider. This drawing on medium-weight paper measures 14 by 17 inches and does not have a mat.

Perhaps nothing is as representative of Sam Savitt’s immense talent as his ability to draw the head of a horse. This 12- by-15-inch illustration on medium-weight paper evokes the life-like power of his work.

During his career, Sam Savitt illustrated nearly 150 books. This dramatic, high-energy rodeo scene was for one of them and includes both publisher’s marks and corrections by the artist. Drawn in black ink, this drawing on medium-weight paper measures 11 by 15 inches. It has no mat.

This simple watercolor is a snapshot image that captures a typically western scene. This artwork measures 4 by 8 inches. It is held in a plain white mat board for its protection. (SOLD)

This watercolor painting of a Clydesdale appeared in Sam Savitt’s 1962 book “Around the World with Horses.” The painting, which measures 8 by 10 inches, is held in a plain white mat board for its protection. Despite being 60 years old, it is in excellent condition.

Thoroughbred sketch 2

This sketch in charcoal pencil was drawn on-site at a thoroughbred horse breeding farm in Maryland in 1965. Sam Savitt often preferred these quick sketches over photography when preparing for a future drawing or painting. This drawing on medium-stock paper measures 13 by 17 inches — the dimensions of his sketch pad.

This sketch in charcoal pencil was drawn on-site at a thoroughbred horse breeding farm in Maryland in 1965. Sam Savitt often preferred these quick sketches over photography when preparing for a future drawing or painting. This drawing on medium-stock paper measures 13 by 17 inches — the dimensions of his sketch pad.

This watercolor is classic Savitt — a relatively simple treatment that displays rodeo riding with energy and accuracy. This artwork measures 14 by 14 inches on a very paper stock (perhaps light cardboard). It has no mat or frame.

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