An Accidental Path – Eldridge Hardie Book Credits


       Going back forty-nine years to 1965, when I made a frontispiece drawing for J. Frank Dobie’s Rattlesnakes, on a weekend during army basic training in Fort Polk, Louisiana until now, I’ve contributed art to these twenty-eight books, everything from chapter drawings to dust jackets to a whole book of my work. This aspect of my career was never intended or sought out. It just sort of happened while I was painting my passions. 

The Paintings of Eldridge Hardie-Art of a Life in Sport, Eldridge Hardie, Stackpole Books

The Fine Art of Angling-Ten Modern Masters, Diane Inman, Di-Les Books

Meditations on Hunting, José Ortega y Gasset, Wilderness Adventures Press

Leaves from a Steelheader’s Diary, John Alevras, Frank Amato Publications

Royal Coachman-the Lore & Legends of Fly-Fishing, Paul Schullery, Simon & Schuster

Shotguns & Shooting, Michael McIntosh, Countrysport Press

Reflections on Snipe, Worth Mathewson, Sand LakePress

Snakefoot-the Making of a Champion, Robert Wehle, The Country Press

Pick of the Litter, Bill Tarrant, Lyons & Burford

Pheasant Tales (anthology,) Countrysport Press

Dancers in the Sunset Sky, Robert F. Jones, Lyons & Burford

Bobs, Brush, & Brittanies, Joel Vance, Lyons & Burford

Where the Pools are Bright and Deep, Dana S. Lamb, Winchester Press

The Fishing’s Only Part of It!, Dana S. Lamb, Amwell Press

Pheasants of the Mind, Datus C. Proper, Prentice Hall Press

Fisherman’s Summer, & A River Never Sleeps, Roderick L. Haig-Brown, Lyons & Burford

Pheasant Hunter’s Harvest, Steve Grooms, Lyons & Burford

The Ultimate Fishing Book, Lee Eisenberg, Houghton Mifflin Company

Rattlesnakes, J. Frank Dobie, Little Brown & Company

Now You Hear My Horn, James W. Nichols, University of Texas Press

Better on a Rising Tide, Tom Kelly, The Lyons Press

Tenth Legion, Tom Kelly, The Lyons Press

Dealer’s Choice, Tom Kelly, The Lyons Press

Goldens Forever, Todd R. Berger, Editor, Voyageur Press

Upland Days, William G. Tapply, The Lyons Press

The Sultan of Spring, Bob Saile, The Lyons Press

Hunter’s Log, Timothy Murphy, The Dakota Institute Press

Art of the Cast, Anthology, Stackpole

The Unforgettables & Other True Fables, Bill Allen, Strideaway