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Burrowing Owl After Montana’s long winters, I always look forward to the return of Burrowing Owls. I consistently find nesting pairs in the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park which is a short drive rom my home. The comical antics of the owls and the prairie dogs are always fun to watch. The Burrowing Owls…

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African Elephants Legends of Amboseli depicts two large bull elephants from the Amboseli ecosystem in southern Kenya. For many years these bulls, named Craig and Tim, have been favorites with tourists. They were often mistaken for one another from a distance due to their tall stature and huge asymmetrical tusks.

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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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Alexander_Phimister_Proctor_Bear_Relief

Bear Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860 – 1950) was an American sculptor with the contemporary reputation as one of the nation’s foremost animaliers. Proctor dedicated his life to creating monumental statues throughout the United States. He gave much effort to making available his smaller bronzes to the general public. His work has been avidly included in private collections and museums…

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Dorcas_MacClintock_Prairie_Dog_I

Prairie Dog Dorcas MacClintock is immersed in her love for nature and wildlife. Immersed in the sense of having frequent visits with wildlife, writing about many species and capturing their personalities in her sculpture artwork. In addition to being a long-time member of Artists for Conservation, she actively supports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the…

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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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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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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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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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Walter_Matia_High_Plains_Drifters

Long-billed Curlew 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 History. Since he began casting…

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