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David Maass

avid Maass is a wildlife artist who paints a world seen throughout the hunter's eyes - a world cold and wet, warm and wonderful. David Maass' career as a wildlife artist spans five decades and the accolades he has received from his peers and the appreciating public are a result of diligent study and dedication to his work. His inspiring images of waterfowl and upland game birds are considered some of the finest art available for sale in the wildlife and nature genre. Each Maass oil painting provides a visual experience which captures the spirit of the outdoors and fills you with awe and wonder. A seasoned bird hunter once said of David Maass' work, "That's exactly how it is and if it isn't, it should be." Twice winner of the federal duck stamp competition, Maass is a master of design, a sensitive observer of the natural world, and North America's premier waterfowl painter. A pioneer in the genre of fine-art prints, he is one of the most widely published wildlife artists of all time, with more than 150 editions together totalling more than 215,000 signed and numbered Limited Edition prints. He is best known for his original paintings of waterfowl, but wildlife artist David Maass is at home in the uplands as well, able to render game birds and their environment with a touch available only to one who has been there, a touch that evokes the essence of outdoor experience. Whether his subject is a flight of diving ducks on a stormy day, a ruffed grouse or a woodcock on a misty upland morning, pheasants in a winter landscape, or Canada geese flexing their strength against the north wind, David Maass takes you where the birds are. When David Maass was a young boy, he raised pigeons at his home in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was born on November 27, 1929. He also like to bring home orphaned birds and animals of the few species that easily adapt to city life. But in a state of wildlife artists, a city is not the best place for a boy to develop a keen interest in wildlife. Hunting ran in the family, and his mother, Ora, was a former Minnesota trap-shooting champion. Consequently, his stepfather, "Kelley", took him hunting whenever he could. David Maass started his career without the help of any formal art education, but he was gifted with incredible talent. He was aided by wonderful friends and driven by an exceptionally strong will that helped him become one of the top artists of wildlife art, prints and posters today. In addition to his win in the Duck Stamp contest, Mr. Maass was selected by Ducks Unlimited as Artist of the Year for 1974. He feels that this was the greatest honor that he ever received because the award comes from the vote of more than 700 Ducks Unlimited officers, conservationists, and hunters who know the birds and their habitats well. Unlike many competitions, it is not a contest in which one particular work is chosen as the best. It is an all-encompassing award for outstanding ability in the field of wildlife art, prints and posters. David Maass Art, Prints and Posters Collection Keywords: Wildlife art prints for sale, Waterfowl art for sale, Grouse art prints for sale painted by wildlife artist David MaassX