Mick_Doellinger_In_The_Shadows

Kudu 2012 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Born in Germany and raised in Australia, Mick Doellinger has called the United States home since 2003. For over 40 years Mick has focused his time on sculpting; from his early years of “scientific sculpting” of the mannikins used in the taxidermy industry, to now solely immersing himself…

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Julie_Chapman_Bare_Naked_Lady

Grizzly Bear 2002 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase AwardEach work of art that Julie creates represents a moment she experienced in the field with her beloved wildlife and western subject matter. She spend weeks every year in observing, sketching, and photographing wildlife, horses, and rodeos throughout the Rockies.

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Kent_Ullberg_Tree_Shapers

Giraffes 2000 Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum Purchase Award A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognized as one of the world’s foremost wildlife sculptors. He studied at the Swedish University College of Art in Stockholm and worked at museums in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Africa and Denver, CO. After living in Botswana, Africa, for seven…

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Lanford_Monroe_Chilly_Evening

Horses 1998 Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum Purchase Award Lanford Monroe (1950–2000) was an internationally known American realist painter and sculptor. She was best known for impressionistic oil paintings frequently featuring wildlife or equine subjects. She was the daughter of noted magazine illustrator C.E. Monroe, Jr. and portraitist Betty Monroe, and was also influenced by artist neighbors John Clymer and Bob Kuhn in her hometown of Bridgewater, Connecticut.

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Cynthie_Fisher_Polar_Plunge

Polar Bear 2012 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Cynthie Fisher is a self-taught wildlife artist, working mostly in acrylics. She has been painting full-time for almost thirty years, concentrating mainly on depicting unique animal behaviors and interactions, learned from a lifetime of studying and observing wildlife. She has a degree in zoology, a vital field…

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Dino_Paravano_Going_Hunting

Cheetah 2007 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Dino Paravano is a South African wildlife painter who was born in 1935 in Italy, now a North American resident. Paravano lived in South Africa for many years. He is perhaps best known for his masterly paintings of Africa’s seascapes, sun-drenched landscapes and its wildlife.

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Matthew_Hillier_Into_The_Light

Great Egret 2002 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Matthew Hillier is an internationally collected wildlife artist. He was born in Buckinghamshire, England, grew up near Windsor Castle and was graduated with distinction from Dyfed College of Art in Carmarthen, West Wales. He is a member of The Society of Animal Artists and has also been included…

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Matthew_Hillier_The_Stampede

Zebras 2009 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award Matthew Hillier is an internationally collected wildlife artist. He was born in Buckinghamshire, England, grew up near Windsor Castle and was graduated with distinction from Dyfed College of Art in Carmarthen, West Wales. He is a member of The Society of Animal Artists and has also been included in…

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Kim_Diment_Fowl_Play

Helmed Guinea Fowl 2013 Hiram Blauvelt Purchase Award A Northern Michigan native, Kim Diment’s art brings personality and life to the animals she portrays. Both her art and love for animals started at young age. Her first preteen field sketches came from wanderings along the backwaters of the AuSable River during the spring thaw migrations.…

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Renee_Bemis_Looking_for_Water

Crab 2018 Hiram Blauvelt Art Purchase Award For years we have been polluting our oceans at a rapid rate, and the three most commonly used plastics that are thrown into the waters with complete disregard to the hazards it causes our environment, are water bottles, straws, and fishing line. This sculpture “Looking for Water” is…

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