Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Dwayne Harty

Dwayne Harty was born and raised in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. His interest in wildlife art began in 1960 when, at the age of three, he began to draw. His first formal wildlife art training was under artist Clarence Tillenius at the Okanagan Game Farm in Penticton, British Columbia. In 1978 he moved to Santa Fe where he painted with Robert Loughheed, Tom Lovell and Wilson Hurley. He is the co-founder of Wildlife Art International's "Animal Art in the Park" - Canada's premier wildlife art exhibition held annually in Algonquin Park. His important commissions have included: an International UNICEF greeting card (1996), Wildlife Habitat Canada's federal duck stamp (1996) and the 1996 Royal Canadian Mint Platinum four coin set. In addition to wildlife subjects, Dwayne Harty paints landscapes and has executed large scale murals and dioramas for Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum, Regina's Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the Wye Marsh Conservation Centre in Midland, Ontario, and the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre. Dwayne is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, from whom he received the Award of Excellence at the 1993 annual exhibition and the Leonard J. Meiselman Award in 1995.

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