Maynard Reece – explore von Essen Galerie for the artist reproduction wall art prints. Whether it be wall prints or other art media you will find just what you are looking for.
Born in Arnolds Park in April, 1920, near the shores of Lake Okoboji in northwestern Iowa. The artist combines a love of nature and a talent for art which have made him America’s foremost wildlife painter. He is considered one of the founding fathers of wildlife art, prints and posters as we know it today. In 1940, Reece went to Des Moines to work as an artist for the Iowa Department of History and Archives in the museum.
In 1948, Maynard won the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp competition for the first time. Maynard has painted over 35 designs of wildlife for state, federal and conservation programs. His association with the duck stamp programs spans over forty years. The phenomenal success of his 1972 First of Iowa State Duck Stamp remains the benchmark by which all other programs are measured.