The Hautman Brothers, Joe, Bob and Jim, have established themselves as America's foremost family of wildlife artists. All three brothers have received numerous honors and awards, and have been a dominating 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 conservation stamps. 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 national accolades on television, National Public Radio, and numerous newspapers and magazines. The Hautmans' creations have been displayed in the Oval Office and the Smithsonian Institutes in Washington D.C.
James Hautman In 1989, at the age of 25, Jim became the youngest artist in history to win the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest. His second, in 1994, not only took first prize but he set a new record by receiving a perfect judges score as well as the distinguished People's Choice Award. In 1998, Jim captured top honors for the third time receiving a perfect judges score once again. Jim is only the second artist in competition history to win three times.
Robert Hautman's achievements are numerous, including winning the 2001 and the 1997 Federal Duck Stamp contests. In 1995, he finished second only to his younger brother Jim. His designs were selected for the 1995 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp, the 1997, 1992 and 1988 Minnesota Duck Stamps, the 1989 Nevada Duck Stamp, and several other state stamps.
Joe Hautman brought home the Federal Duck Stamp honors in 1992 and 2002. He then won the South Carolina Duck Stamp contest in 1994. He has also designed, the New Jersey Duck Stamp in 1995 and 2001, the 1998 Connecticut Duck Stamp, and most recently, the 2006 Minnesota Duck Stamp.
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