Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Roger Cruwys
Roger Cruwys' ability to create lifelike images of wildlife earns him the reputation of becoming a giant in the world of wildlife art. Although a successful landscape architect/designer with undergraduate and graduate degrees from Syracuse University and the University of California, in 1978 Roger walked away from his chosen profession and turned his attention toward angling and wildfowl art as a career. Born and raised in the small town of Wellsville in the southwestern tier of New York state, he presently resides in Bozeman, Montana. At an early age Roger developed an interest in nature and outdoor pursuits, having received his baptism on the trout streams and grouse coverts of his native countryside. An avid sportsman, he is equally at home on a stream, pond, covert or marsh, and constantly continues his field study throughout the West and Alaska with his pencil and camera in hand. Although having only painted for a short period of time and without benefit of formal art courses, Roger's game bird, dog portraiture and angling art have found ready acceptance throughout the country in major galleries, private collections, and in many national sporting magazines. Other credits include winning the 1987 and 1989 Montana Duck Stamp competitions.
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