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 41 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." They have received accolades from newspapers such as USA Today, The Washington Post, Minneapolis Star Tribune etc., as well as Time, US News & World Report, Sports Illustrated and other magazines. The Hautmans' creations have been displayed in the Oval Office and the Smithsonian Institutes in Washington D.C.
Inspired by his travels to India, Joe 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. Joe's wife, Milla, was born and raised in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern