The Hautman Brothers
The Hautman Brothers have established themselves among America’s foremost wildlife artists. All three brothers have received numerous honors and awards, and have dominated many state and national duck stamp competitions.
The talents of the Hautman Brothers as well as their unique family gift have been featured in the film FARGO and have received national accolades from major newspaper and magazine publications. Their creations have been personally presented to the President and are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., and in 2003 the three Hautman Brothers were selected to design a series of endangered species stamps for the United Nations.
James Hautman’s career took off in 1989 when, at the age of 25, he became the youngest artist in history to win the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Award. He has since won three more times, becoming the first artist in competition history to win four times.
Robert Hautman's career was launched in 1987 with his first duck stamp win. Since then he has gone on to win numerous awards and duck stamps, including the Federal Duck Stamp twice.
Joe Hautman brought home the Federal Duck Stamp honors in 1992, 2002, 2008 and 2012. He has designed several state wildlife stamps and his artwork has been used to raise funds for many non-profit conservation groups. Painting is a second career for Joe, who holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics.