Sue_Westin_Rescued

Donkey 2023 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award I was first inspired to paint this rescued donkey for the tufts on its ears and its incredibly shaggy, soulful appearance. My first youthful donkey acquaintance was Pinocchio, a companion for a rarely ridden horse on my grandfather’s farm. Since the donkey’s domestication 6000 years ago, their uses have…

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Jeff_Birchill_Rock_Crawler

Pacific Giant Octopus 2016 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Jeff Birchill took a 30 year detour from producing fine art to being a commercial artist. When he returned to his first love in 2000 he started sculpting stone seriously, becoming a Signature Artist Member of The Society of Animal Artists (2013), an Elected Member of…

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Kathy_Partridge_Timeless

Thoroughbred Horses 2013 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Painting images that have been described as “comforting” and “calming”, Kathy Partridge is perhaps best known for her equine and canine subjects, but has always included wildlife in her repertoire as well. In recent years, she has begun to expand her depictions to include much more landscape; indeed…

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Pete_Zaluzec_Bee_Eaters

Bee Eaters 2004 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Pete Zaluzec endows his sculptures with a lifelike presence. A first glance of a Zaluzec’s wildlife art compels you to look more closely and inquire about the process of creating such eye-catching imagery and sculptures. 

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Dale_Weiler_Nowhere_To_Go

Polar Bear 2008 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Dale Weiler describes himself as a sculptor of stone. He chose this medium because of the “feel of the stone” and the technical challenge of working with probably the most demanding and unforgiving medium of all art forms. The thought of creating movement, power, fluidity and suppleness from…

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Stephen_Quinn_Reclining_Black_Rhino

Black Rhino 2010 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Stephen C. Quinn is an award-winning artist, naturalist, author and world-authority has spent a lifetime exploring the natural world and working in a career at the intersection of art and science. Stephen Quinn joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural History in 1974, after graduating from the Ridgewood…

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Rosetta_Breaking_Trail

Wolf 2014 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Though drawn to modeling in clay at a very young age, Rosetta’s formal art training was in commercial art, culminating at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Once established in a successful graphic design career, the urge to pursue her love of creating in three dimensions…

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Wayne_Trimm_Menu_Jackrabbit

Golden Eagle and Jackrabbit 1997 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Through his beautiful paintings of birds and animals, Wayne Timm (1922 – 2017) brought the outdoors indoors. He was born in Albany, New York and used his paintings as a starting point, to explain how all things on planet Earth are interrelated and interdependent. During his…

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Walter_Matia_Wild_Turkey_Pair

Wild Turkey 1996 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Walter T. Matia was born in 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio, and was educated at Williams College in Massachusetts where he earned degrees in biology and art design. Much of his art training was attained during a long apprenticeship in the Exhibits Department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural…

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Robert_Glen_Warthog_Running

Warthog 2009 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Robert Glen’s ability to capture the essence and  movement of his animal sculptures is due to his lifelong study of anatomy, and his insistence on working from live subjects and not from photographs. Rob was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. His life has been filled with adventures in…

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