Jack Nicklaus and the Masters are synonymous. The Golden Bear has won five Green Jackets – the first being 50 years ago this month – and total of 18 major championships.
Golf and sporting artist Walt Spitzmiller spent eight years painting Nicklaus’ major championships and now has a collection called “Jack’s Majors,” in which he captures a moment from each of Nicklaus’ major titles.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Nicklaus’ first Masters victory, Spitzmiller has published “Jack’s Majors” in a commemorative fine art Portfolio book (www.jacksmajors.com). The hand bound collector’s volume, which is limited to 100 editions, is numbered and signed by Nicklaus and the artist and includes 18 giclee art prints (18” x 24”) of the collection, along with accompanying text that recounts highlights of each tournament by golf author Don Wade.
“I’ve been a great admirer of Jack Nicklaus and it has been a labor of love to paint each of his landmark major championship victories,” said Spitzmiller. “I am delighted to offer the 18 paintings as a tribute to the world’s greatest golfer and his unique and enduring achievements. I am especially grateful that Jack is so pleased with the art and that he agreed to sign each of the 100 limited edition Portfolios.”