The Artistry of Peb: Fifty Years of Features



“The Artistry of Peb: Fifty Years of Features” showcases 18 of Pierre Bellocq’s features from The Morning Telegraph and Daily Racing Form spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-2000s. The online exhibit companion highlights more than 120 of Peb’s digitized works dating from 1953. 

For over sixty years, the internationally celebrated artist Pierre Bellocq, better known as “Peb,” has melded his subject matter – the horse and the racing industry – with humorous caricature and satirical commentary. He is rarely seen at tracks without sketch pad in hand, closely observing humans and horses alike to capture personality and character through an expression, trait, or posture. He skillfully posits his observations of the industry within broader cultural contexts. A survey of the artist’s corpus of work reveals his grasp of evolving mainstream trends of the last half of the 20thcentury. 

Peb placed his collection of approximately 2,500 original works of art of the equine industry at the Keeneland Library in 2009.