Mick Doellinger

Mick Doellinger

Mick Doellinger has been focused on sculpting animals for over 35 years, but his fascination with wildlife, nature, and art spans back to his earliest memories.    From his first terracotta sculpture of an Aboriginal at the age of eleven to bronzes of European Red Stag, North American Moose, Longhorn Steer and an African Black Rhino, Mick’s subjects span the globe and show his varied interests.

Doellinger has spent his entire life working with and around animals in some capacity, and this life-long accumulation of “hands-on knowledge” has given him unique insights into the anatomy, movements, and behavior of his subjects.    His move from Australia to the U.S. in 2003 gave Mick the ability to transition from part-time artist to full-time sculptor; he now calls Fort Worth, Texas home.

Mick hopes viewers of his work will connect with his sculptures in some way.   He wants people to “feel the essence of the animal,” to notice the subtle nuances of the shape, motion, or character in each piece.

His work can be seen in museums, galleries, and private collections around the world as well as appearing in magazines such as Western Art & Architecture, Sporting Classics, Art of the West and Cowboys & Indians.   He has also been featured in two recently published books titled, Contemporary Art of the Southwest and The Contemporary Art of Nature-Mammals.