John “Johnny” Sellers

Title

John “Johnny” Sellers

Subject

Horse racing in art

Description

Peb's artwork depicts U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Johnny Sellers.

Sellers (1937-2010) began riding professionally in 1955. He finished in the top 10 nationally in earnings five times that decade and won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes riding Carry Back in 1961. In that same year, Sellers was the U.S. leading jockey by wins with 328 victories.

Sellers was honored with the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1969 and was inducted in the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

Creator

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

Pen and ink with watercolor; 10.75 x 10.5 in.

Type

still image

Original Format

Pen and ink with watercolor

Physical Dimensions

10.75 x 10.5 in.

Files

CJ044.jpg

Collection

Citation

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb, “John “Johnny” Sellers,” The Keeneland Library, accessed December 13, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/7.

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