Mick Doellinger

Mick Doellinger

Mick Doellinger has focused on sculpting animals for over thirty-five years, but his fascination with wildlife, nature, and art stretches back to his earliest memories.   From his first terracotta sculpture of an Aboriginal that he made at the age of eleven to bronzes of European red stag, North American moose, longhorn steer and an African black rhino, Doellinger subjects span the globe.

Doellinger has spent his entire life working with and around 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.  His move from Australia to the U.S. in 2003 helped him transition from part-time artist to full-time sculptor. He now calls Fort Worth, Texas home.

Dollinger 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 and in magazines such as Western Art & Architecture, Sporting Classics, Art of the West and Cowboys & Indians.  He was also featured in two recently published books, Contemporary Art of the Southwest and The Contemporary Art of Nature—Mammals.