Kent Ullberg, b. 1945, Gothenburg, Sweden
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. He also worked at museums in Germany, the Netherlands and France. He was curator at the Botswana National Museum and Gallery and in the U.S. at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He has made his home permanently in the United States. Ullberg is a member of numerous important art organizations that have honored him 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.
Ullberg is best known for the monumental works he has executed for museums and municipalities from Stockholm, Sweden, to Cape Town, S. Africa. His Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Omaha, Nebraska installations are the largest wildlife bronze compositions ever done, spanning several city blocks. Ullberg's work has been shown and can be found in major museums and corporate headquarters around the globe, including the National Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden; the Salon d'Automne, Paris, France; the National Gallery in Botswana, Africa; the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; the Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China; the Guildhall, London, UK; and numerous museums in the United States. Kent is a major supporter of many wildlife conservation efforts.