Bonnie Mohr to Portray the Modern Jersey Cow
USAgNet - 10/05/2017
One of the world's most popular dairy artists has been commissioned by the American Jersey Cattle Association to portray the Jersey cow for the 21st Century. Bonnie Mohr has been asked to create three paintings that capture the ideal conformation and unique beauty of the modern, efficient and profitable Jersey cow.
This will be the fifth time Mohr has been selected by a U.S. dairy breed association to create works that advance breed improvement as well as support educational and promotional efforts. The new works will join four previous oil paintings that have laid down a heritage for the Jersey cow in the United States: the two created by Edwin Megargee in 1925 and 1954, the Howard Coleman painting of 1972, and Mohr's own 1991 painting completed just three years into her professional career.
"A portrait of the cow the Jersey has become since 1991 is long overdue," said AJCA CEO Neal Smith. "Let's give our breeders a lot of credit. They have drastically improved the cow in the last 25 to 30 years."
The final painting will be unveiled at the 150th Annual Meeting of the American Jersey Cattle Association, being held concurrently with the 21st International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau in June 2018.