With 1816 we honor two centuries of frontiersmen, pioneers, hunters and sportsmen who placed their lives and livelihood in the trustworthy design and craftsmanship of the Remington™ name. For inspiration behind this collection, we look to old ads, photographs and the Historic Remington Art collection to pay homage to the style and character of sporting gentlemen of years past.
The Remington Art Collection, the single largest holding of sporting- and wildlife-related art in the world, celebrates the rich outdoor tradition of the sporting life. It includes works by some of America’s most prominent outdoor artists of the last 100 years including Bob Kuhn who is considered by many to be the finest animal painter of the past century.
Kuhn produced works for the incredibly successful Remington Calendar program, launched in 1966 to celebrate 150 years of Remington history. The Remington calendar, distributed to dealers and retailers, was a first of its kind in the marketing and advertising world. It’s success was attributed to the quality works of Bob Kuhn, who’s illustrations had to have both mass appeal and be frame-worthy.
Throughout his works you can sense his affinity for nature, excitement of the hunt and passion for the outdoor life. He produced over 70 works for the calendar over five years – all of which remain in the Remington Art Collection and are featured throughout the halls of Remington Headquarters in North Carolina.
Just as we look to this historic art to inspire the timeless, classic styles of sporting gentleman at 1816, Kuhn explains that he did the same extensive research in creating his works of art. Spending days at the American Museum of Natural History in New York he studied mounts of animals and the clothing worn by sportsmen 200 years ago “even the buttons they used to fasten their shirts.” With 1816 we continue the tradition!