May 15, 2014 13:59 ET

TPK Golf Presents the Bud Chapman Golf Art Collection: The "18 Infamous Golf Holes" Vintage Golf Art

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) -  Artful. Most country clubs are. Whether traditional wood paneled lobbies or modern clubhouses with soaring spaces.
Perfect setting for the notable "18 Infamous Golf Holes," by Loyal H. Bud Chapman of Minnesota.
Vintage whimsy. A charming historical collection for the country club or corporate art, also available for the discerning collector. This original giclee now is signed special limited edition via TPK Golf. 
A nationally reknown purveyor of fine leather golf accessories, TPK Golf is the official art dealer of the "18 Infamous Golf Holes" Collection. TPK Golf CEO Vlad Gribovsky is delighted to be representing this 35 year old historical collection of whimsical golf art.

This collection is available as a digital original giclee. Ideal for the country club or corporate spaces, or other hospitality venue, or as a gallery exhibit.

Individual prints will also be available for the discerning collector.

Each giclee is hand signed and remarqued and are authentic replicas of the original watercolor

More about this vibrant golf art collection.

The artist, Loyal H. "Bud" Chapman is a native of Minnesota, was born 1923.

He began painting at an early age and played his first round of golf as a caddie at the age of 12 at Interlachen Country Club, the site where Bobby Jones finalized his grand slam. As a boy he caddied for legendary golfer Patty Berg.

During World War II he flew B-29's, and following the war he attended Walker Art School in Minneapolis, and later opened his own art studio, starting a career as a commercial artist.

The first effort rendering whimsical interpretation of demanding golf courses was entitledVictoria Falls Golf Club. Seventeen more golf holes followed over the next 10 years that became the 18 Infamous Golf Holes Collection.

Each original giclee is watercolor and pencil, plus mastery for matching palette as a series hallmark.

Each print is 28" x 36" including border (image size: 23 x 29.5")

A magnificent verdant "wall" or artful themed grouping.

To complete the series, the whimiscal 19th Infamous Golf Hole was created as a montage. This historical collection circa 1975, first appeared in Golf Digest Magazine and later featured in Reader's Digest Magazine, as well as numerous TV talk shows. This vintage collection also has a world class following with international distribution.

These works have also reputed historical significance regarding modern golf course design.

World Class golf course architect Pete Dye had this to say about the "18 Infamous Golf Holes".

"Bud's innovative thinking certainly influenced many designers to make the contours a little steeper and the bunkers a little deeper and generally to think outside the box with new designs, and, in that way Bud made a great contribution to the game."

An avid golfer, Bud Chapman has won several state tournaments, inducted into the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame, and also acquainted with several iconic golf legends.

At the age of 91, he still carries a 4.2 handicap and still continues to paint a lively lifetime tapestry.

The paintings were also done in Bud Chapman's style of "Surrealistic Realism" with a technique including a combination of brush strokes, scraping, and air brushing to achieve the beauty and realism of these fantasy holes. The original paintings were done on archival illustration board and appear as beautiful oils, but are actually water colors.

This unique series will enchant collectors and engage golfing audience. 

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Vlad Gribovsky
    TPK, Inc.
    Cell: 612-229-7052