The Society of Animal Artists honored Kent Ullberg with its lifetime achievement award. The presentation took place October 1st at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, TX. Internationally recognized, Ullberg’s career is filled with prestigious awards and commissions. He has created numerous large scale projects such as the 19’ bronze Snowmastodon at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Sailfish in Three Stages of Ascending in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness in Omaha, NE. Ullberg’s work reflects his love of nature and his continuing support of wildlife conservation efforts. He is one of the few recipients of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Rungius Medal, given to individuals who have made lifetime or extraordinary contributions to the artistic interpretation and preservation of wildlife and its habitat. David J. Wagner, Ph.D., author of American Wildlife Art, gave a formal presentation about Ullberg’s career achievements and art at the presentation.
Image on Sculpture News page: Kent Ullberg at NSS’ 2015 Sculpture Conference