Welcome to 35MMGOLF. The exclusive home of the Anthony Ravielli Collection of golf photography. Ravielli was an internationally known graphic artist whose illustrations appeared on the cover of, and within, countless golf books and magazines from the mid 1950s through the late 1980s. Ravielli is most well known for his amazing black and white drawings of Ben Hogan that illustrate the instructional classic The Modern Fundamentals: The Five Lessons of Golf. His contributions to this all time best selling book, and his position as head illustrator at Golf Digest Magazine, kept Ravielli’s artwork in the public eye for decades.
Anthony Ravielli passed away in 1997 leaving a legacy of some of the most famous golf related art images in publishing history. In his personal collection, Ravielli had assembled an archive of images of a different kind. His estate included a good sized collection of photographic negatives and slides that showed famous PGA and LPGA golfers both in action, and demonstrating golf techniques. These images were the basis for all of Ravielli’s original artwork. From the Five Lessons photos, to work with Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Bobby Jones, Mickey Wright, and dozens of others, Ravielli used photos to help him get the extreme accuracy that was the trademark of his original artwork.
Currently, there are 5 different images available on 35MMGOLF from the Ben Hogan – Five Lessons Series of the Anthony Ravielli Photo Collection. They were carefully selected to best sum up this amazing historical golf photo collection, and it’s relationship to The Five Lessons by Ben Hogan. Four were used by Ravielli to create the drawings on the initial Sports Illustrated cover of The Five Lessons, and 3 different book covers. The fifth photo is a follow through of Hogan in color that is a companion piece to the first photo Approaching Impact.
Please bookmark our site and visit again soon. 35MMGOLF will soon be including more great images from the A Ravielli Photo Collection in the form of HQ photographic prints. This will include more Ben Hogan – Five Lessons imagesa, as well as images of the other important PGA and LPGA players Ravielli worked with. These will include Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Mickey Wright, Nancy Lopez, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Isao Aoki, Jerry Pate, Fuzzy Zoeller, Seve Ballesteros, and many more. Please check out our COMING SOON POST for a photo gallery.