Conservation in Action: Owen J. Gromme’s Winning Federal Duck Stamp

September 9, 2017 – February 18, 2018

Complementing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Competition, held at the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, September 15-16, 2017, this Woodson Art Museum exhibition comprises an instructive grouping of preparatory drawings, finished watercolor, presentation print, sheet of stamps, and memorabilia related to Owen J. Gromme’s 1945 winning Federal Duck Stamp artwork, Three Shovelers. The preparatory drawings are among works in the Woodson Art Museum’s collection, thanks to the generosity of Gromme’s daughter, Anne Marie Gromme, who also loaned additional artworks for this exhibition. For details about related programs, check this UW-Stevens Point webpage:

Exhibition Highlights

Owen J. Gromme (center) examining a sheet of Duck Stamps featuring his shovelers, 1945
Owen J. Gromme, Three Shovelers, 1945, watercolor on paper

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