Kent Ullberg

Kent Ullberg

A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognized as one of 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 the United States. He now lives on Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Texas and 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 in American art. He is a member of the National Sculpture Society; the American Society of Marine Art; the Allied Artists of America; Nature in Art, Sandhurst, UK; the National Academy of Western Art in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which awarded him the Prix de West, the foremost recognition in Western art. In 2010, he received the Briscoe Legacy Award, and in 2016, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Animal Artists.

Ullberg is best known for his monumental works for museums and municipalities across the globe. His Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and 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 Snow-Mastodon, a life-size bronze mastodon placed outside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

During all summer of 2017, the Carl Millesgarden Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, hosted a retrospective show with forty-two of Ullberg’s sculptures.