David Uhl's "In The Beginning" to grace 500 program cover


Likened to Norman Rockwell on CBS Sunday Morning, artist David Uhl is honored to be selected Program Cover Artist for the historic running of the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500.    

David Uhl has devoted much of his career to creating masterpieces reflecting his passion for the romance of eras past. His understanding of light and color has allowed him to provide beautiful windows into historically intriguing subjects which were originally recorded in black and white.   Because of the timeless nature of his works, David's pieces are sought after by a diverse range of collectors around the world.

In David's words, "After viewing hundreds of archival photographs, a singular image did not present itself as suitable for the occasion. Instead I chose to combine several elements to recreate this dramatic moment from the inaugural race. I especially was attracted to the elegance of the Victorian-clad spectators contrasted against the fierce, dusty drama unfolding on the track.  It was not only an honor to be selected for this, but it was a really fun piece to dream up.  I was elated to be invited to the museum to view the old glass plate negatives from the earliest of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's archives.  Many great stories were told me by Mr. Donald Davidson, the historian at the museum, so I put some to paint.  This particular image is a never before seen version of  the inaugural race in 1911."

The original oil painting measures 36" x 48".  To celebrate this historic event, David has agreed to offer an edition of signed, numbered canvas giclee prints.  Each Fine Art print will come beautifully framed with a Certificate of Authenticity and Commemorative plaque.  He is also packaging a limited number of "Glorious Failure" prints with "In the Beginning" for those who want both pieces.

Courtesy of David Uhl Studios. For more information, visit

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