As Bob Hines imbued his wildlife subjects with vitality in his artwork, John D. Juriga brings life to Hines’s remarkable talent and career in his captivating biography, Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist. Hines, a gifted self-taught artist, found his calling during the darkness of the Great Depression, turning to art as a means of sharing the richness in nature’s beauty.
His career brought him from designing the 1946 Federal Duck Stamp to joining the US Fish and Wildlife Service where he managed the competition for over thirty years, earning him the nickname of ”Mr. Duck Stamp Contest.” His collaboration with Rachel Carson and other luminaries placed him on the cusp of the environmental movement in the United States.
Celebrating the centennial of Hines’s birth, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts and Duck Stamp collectors alike, as well as those interested in the history of conservation in the United States.
April Michelle Davis copyedited this manuscript, preparing it for the author to be self-published. The manuscript was reviewed at the clause level, checking thematic organization at paragraph and sentence levels and checking for consistencies, errors, and omissions. Included was basic spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage.