USGA Commissions Artist John Traynor '79 to Create Signature 2015 U.S. Open Painting

Monday, May 11, 2015

Byline: Jessica Fiddes

Artist John Traynor '79 with a print taken from his original oil painting "High Dunes", the 10th hole of Chambers Bay, WA., site of this year's U.S. Open.

Award-winning artist John Traynor has been commissioned by the USGA® to commemorate 2015 U.S. Open Championships.

Traynor was commissioned by the United States Golf Association® to create a painting and limited-edition prints for the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., the first U.S. Open contested in the Pacific Northwest.

Well known for his use of light and atmospheric effect in painting, Traynor has captured a magnificent view of the 10th hole overlooking Puget Sound on this links-style course. He is a nationally known oil painter from New Hampshire who remains very much connected to Delbarton. Traynor has been a regular donor to both the Alumni Golf Classic in September, and the DAC Festival (coming up on May 20). In January, he returned to Delbarton to offer a one-day master class to upper level art students.

Described as an “American impressionist,” Traynor has been the recipient of many awards, and his is art is hung in many private and corporate collections. “You do not see many golf paintings (in my studio), because they seem to sell rather quickly,” said Traynor. “My interest in painting golf courses began on my trips abroad. I connected with Chambers Bay when I first visited, because it is a links-style course, similar to those I’ve painted in Scotland and Ireland.”

Traynor, an avid golfer, has played many of the top golf courses in the world, and Delbarton collectors have been lucky enough to acquire several of his golf course paintings at the Alumni Golf Classic.

His original painting “High Dunes’ of the 10th Hole at Chambers Bay was purchased by the USGA Museum in Far Hills, NJ and has been added to their collection. From his original painting Traynor also produced, signed and numbered a limited edition of prints, canvas prints and 25 remarque giclée prints of the original oil painting which are available on his website here.

Hats off to our favorite American Impressionist, John Traynor ’79 on adding the USGA to his long and impressive list of collectors!

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