Kent Ullberg

Kent Ullberg

A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognized as one of the world’s foremost wildlife sculptors. He studied at the Swedish University College of Art in Stockholm and worked at museums in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Africa, and Denver, Colorado. After living in Botswana, Africa, for seven years, he has made his home permanently in Corpus Christi, Texas. He also maintains a studio in Loveland, Colorado.

Ullberg is a member of numerous art organizations and has been honored with many prestigious awards. In 1990, his peers elected him a Full Academician (NA), thus making him the first wildlife artist since John James Audubon to receive one of the greatest tributes to American art. A selection of his memberships include the National Sculpture Society, the American Society of Marine Art, the Allied Artists of America, Nature in Art in Sandhurst, United Kingdom, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which awarded him the Prix de West, the foremost recognition in Western Art. In 2010, he received the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Legacy Award.

Best known for his monumental works executed for museums and municipalities across the globe, his Fort Lauderdale, Florida and his Omaha, Nebraska installations are the largest bronze wildlife compositions ever done, spanning several city blocks. Both earned him the coveted Henry Hering Medal Award from the National Sculpture Society in New York City. His most recent monumental installation is Snowmastodon, a life-size bronze Mastodon placed outside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in September 2013.