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Quiet Fire - Bengal Tigers
Joseph Hautman

The Artist

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.

Born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Joseph Hautman grew up surrounded by both art and nature. From an early age Joe loved drawing and painting, but he soon became fascinated by the sciences as well. His artistic talents were forced to take a back seat while he earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the Univ. of Michigan. After an active research career with over 25 publications to his name, Joe's first Federal Duck Stamp contest victory in 1992-93 provided the incentive to return professionally to his first passion. He now paints full-time and finds painting as satisfying as he did his scientific research. He went on to win the Federal Duck Stamp competition again in 2001.

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 India. His visit to Corbett National Park in 1992 inspired Quiet Fire. Motivated by Jim Corbett's efforts to save the tiger, Joe has generously contributed his work to Saving Wild Tigers.

Contact information:

Joseph Hautman, 410 Sycamore Circle, Plymouth, MN 55441
Web: www.hautman.com  Email: joe@hautman.com