Mick Doellinger

Mick Doellinger

Mick Doellinger hopes viewers of his work will connect with the sculptures in some way, “feeling the essence of the animal,” and noticing the subtle nuances of the shape, motion, or character in each piece.

For the past thirty-five years, Doellinger has focused on sculpting animals, but his fascination with wildlife, nature, and art are among his earliest memories. From his first terracotta sculpture of an aboriginal at the age of eleven to bronzes of longhorn steers, European red stags, Alaskan moose, and an African black rhino, Doellinger's subjects span the globe and show his varied interests.

Doellinger has spent his entire life working with animals in some capacity, and this lifelong accumulation of hands-on knowledge has given him unique insights into the anatomy, movements, and behavior of his subjects. He believes his time in the field studying the subjects and environments they occupy is critical to his creative process.

Doellinger is an elected member of both the National Sculpture Society and the Society of Animal Artists. His work can be seen in museums, galleries, and private collections around the world and has been featured in magazines such as Western Art & Architecture, Sporting Classics, Art of the West, and Cowboys & Indians.