Joseph Hautman Wildlife Artist.
The Hautman Brothers have established themselves as America's foremost family of wildlife artists. All three brothers have received numerous honors and awards, and have been a strong presence in many state and national duck stamp competitions. At last count, the three brothers have seen their art featured on over 40 state and federal stamps. In fact, Jim, Bob and Joe are the only brothers ever to win the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest. The talents of the Hautman Brothers as well as their unique family gift were mentioned in the motion picture "FARGO."
Joe Hautman's first experience as a professional artist came when he won his first Federal Duck Stamp contest in 1991. He found himself visiting President George Bush in the oval office, and receiving honors for his artistic achievements before he had sold a single painting!
Ten years later, after winning several state contests as well as his second Federal competition, Joe has earned his reputation as one of the top artists in his field. Joe comes from an artistic family of seven children. His mother, Elaine, is an accomplished painter, and his brothers Jim and Bob are also multiple winners of the Federal Duck Stamp contest. To date Joe has painted three of the brothers eight winning Federal Duck Stamp designs.
From an early age Joe Hartman loved drawing and painting, but he soon became fascinated by the sciences as well. His artistic talents were forced to take a back seat while he concentrated on his studies, earning a Ph.D. in Physics from the Univ. of Michigan.
In the midst of an active research career, with over 25 publications to his name, Joe's first Federal Duck Stamp contest victory provided all the incentive he needed to return professionally to his first passion. He now paints full-time and says he finds painting as challenging, exciting ans satisfying as he did his scientific research.
Joe lives and paints in his home state of Minnesota. His work features waterfowl and a variety of North American animals. Inspired by travels to India, he has also painted tigers and other Asian wildlife. The accuracy of detail and the naturalistic settings in his work reflect his scientific background, as well as a reverence for wildlife and their habitat
They have received national accolades from newspapers such as USA TODAY, THE WASHINGTON POST, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE and THE ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, as well as TIME, US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, U.S. ART, FUR-FISH-GAME and NORTH AMERICAN HUNTER magazines. The Hautmans' creations have been displayed in the OVAL OFFICE and the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTES in Washington D.C. Joseph Hautman wildlife art original paintings and art prints for sale. Joe Hartman wildlife artist.
Joseph Hautman is the third of seven children (four brothers, two sisters). His mother Elaine was a commercial artist and is an accomplished painter, and his brothers Jim and Bob are multiple winners of the Federal Duck Stamp contest. Joe’s father’s interest in hunting and painting ducks helped to instill a respect in Joe for wildlife and the outdoors. Much of his childhood was spent in the woods and wetlands near his home in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Witnessing the gradual encroachment of man on these natural habitats has contributed to Joe’s personal commitment to wildlife preservation and restoration efforts.
Since his early childhood Joe has enjoyed drawing and painting, but his artistic endeavors competed with interest in music, sports, and the sciences. At the University of Minnesota, Joe studied both art and physics. He obtained a degree in physics in 1979 and obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in theoretical physics in 1985 from the University of Michigan. Joe continued his research at the University of Minnesota and the University of Pennsylvania. His published work has contributed to the understanding of a broad range of physical, chemical and biological phenomena; from the shapes of water droplets and snowflakes, to the microscopic structure of soap films and cell membranes.
In the midst of an active research career, with over 25 publications to his name, Joe’s painting of a Spectacled Eider was the winning entry for the 1992-93 Federal Duck Stamp. In his first art competition after winning the Federal, he took first place in an open competition for the design of the 1994 South Carolina Duck Stamp. He has also designed the 1995 New Jersey Duck Stamp (voted Best Design by the National Duck Stamp Collectors Society), and the 1997 Texas Nongame Stamp Print. He has won the 1998 Connecticut Duck Stamp and the 2002-3 Federal Duck Stamp, among many other coveted awards. Joe recently found himself visiting President George Bush in the Oval office and receiving honors for his artistic achievements!
Joe now lives and paints full time in his home state of Minnesota. His work features waterfowl and a variety of North American animals. Inspired by travels to India, he has also painted tigers and other Asian wildlife. The accuracy of detail and the naturalistic setting in his work reflect his scientific background, as well as a reverence for wildlife and their habitat.
Backwoods Bivouac - Horse By Joe Hautman
Backwoods Owl - Great Horned Owl By Joe Hautman