Coheleach was born in New York City in 1933 and graduated from
Cooper Union in 1956 after a military interruption serving in
Korea with the 65th Combat Engineers from 1954-1955.
Guy Coheleach has had one man exhibitions at major museums in
18 American cities. His paintings have received the Award of
Excellence of the Society of Animal Artists eight times. He
now lives in New Jersey and Florida.
The subject of two films "Guy Coheleach and the Bald Eagle"
and "Quest: An Artist and His Prey", Coheleach has also been
the focus of articles in READER'S DIGEST, SATURDAY EVENING
POST, as well as numerous regional art and wildlife
THE BIG CATS: THE PAINTINGS OF GUY
COHELEACH by Abrams was a Book of the Month Club selection in
1982." Both it and his
COHELEACH: MASTER OF THE WILD are out
GUY COHELEACH'S ANIMAL ART by DDR Publishing is
still in print.
In 1972 he was run down by an elephant in Zambia. "This is
exactly what has made him one of the best wild animal painters
in the world admired by both scientists and art critics," says
Pat Robertson in SPORTING CLASSICS.
His endowment at the University of Tennessee provides about
six full scholarships to the School of Wildlife Management