The Best of the Best: Contemporary Wildlife Art Retrospective Exhibit and Sale on display until December 31

George Carlson

George Carlson, <em>Mane of Wind—Neck of Thunder</em>, 1983, bronze, 21 x 31 x 8 In. Collection of Sherry Nicholas George Carlson, Mane of Wind—Neck of Thunder, 1983, bronze, 21 x 31 x 8 In. Collection of Sherry Nicholas
George Carlson, <em>Third-Year Hunt</em>, 2011, oil on linen, 42 x 42 in. Collection of Mrs. Carl Thorne George Carlson, Third-Year Hunt, 2011, oil on linen, 42 x 42 in. Collection of Mrs. Carl Thorne
George Carlson

Carlson, a native of Illinois, studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Arizona. He is an internationally acclaimed award winner, sculptor and painter, and has been profiled in numerous publications as well as the PBS series, Profiles in American Art. Throughout his career, Carlson has had many national solo exhibitions at the Smithsonian, The Autry National Center, the Denver Art Museum to name a few, as well as numerous international museums. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors including the Prix de West Award in 1975 and 2011, and the Idaho Governor’s Award of Excellence in the Arts in 1996. The University of Idaho honored Carlson with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree in 1999. Carlson is frequently commissioned, and his work is included in some of the most significant public and private collections in America.