Wisconsin artist Frank Mittelstadt of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Much of the inspiration for Frank's work is found in his own backyard. Whether working in acrylics, oils, pastels or pencils, he always strives for the most accurate portrayals of the natural world. He is known best for his bold lighting and meticulous details. Being a self-taught artist, Frank has garnered a remarkable list of awards which include:
Winner - Wisconsin Duck Stamp Contest, 1993 & 1999
Finalist - Federal Duck Stamp Contest, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006 & 2007
Winner - Wisconsin Trout Stamp 1992
Winner - Wisconsin Salmon Stamp 1992
Artist of the Year - Wings over Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited sponsor print artist
Artist of the Year - Wis. Waterfowl Assn. Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum - 1991 & 1993
Arts for the Parks Top 100, Jackson Hole, WY, 1989, 1990, 1993 & 1998
Paint the Parks Top 100 and Mini 50, 2009
Frank Has designed many collector items for The Bradford Exchange. Many of his limited-edition prints have sold out and his originals are
found in collections throughout North America. In 2006 he was the top selling artist on the popular website originalbirdart.com.