I have always admired Patricia Altschul‘s vast collection of dog art, and as part of her exclusive guest series for The Glam Pad, she was asked how one could begin their own collection. Patricia buys much of her art at auction, and she also recommends The William Secord Gallery in New York City which specializes in the sale of the fine nineteenth and twentieth century dog and animal paintings. I would love to start my own collection, and for inspiration I have gathered over 50 beautiful rooms as examples of how to incorporate dog art into the classic home. Of course my favorite interior designer, Mario Buatta who designed Patricia’s home, is also a huge fan of dog art…. It is a staple in the English Country Style. You can hang one painting on a wall, two, or create an entire gallery full of canine companions. It is all beautiful, as you can see below!
Do you collect dog art, and what is your favorite way to incorporate in into the home? For further inspiration, I recommend Dog Painting 1840-1940: A Social History of the Dog in Art Social History of the Dog in Art, Dog Painting: A History of the Dog in Art, and Dog Painting–The European Breeds, all by William Secord.