Mick Doellinger

Mick Doellinger

Mick Doellinger has been focused on sculpting animals for 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 bronze European Red Stag, North American Moose and an African Black Rhino, Mick’s subjects scan the globe and show his varied interests.

Mick 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.

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

Mick’s work can be seen in museums, galleries and private collections around the world and he has appeared in magazines such as Western Art & Architecture, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West and Cowboys & Indians. He is featured in two recently published books titled, Contemporary Art of the Southwest and The Contemporary Art of Nature-Mammals.