Joe Hautman with President George Bush Hautman Brothers photo James Hautman with President George Bush

Joe BobJim

The Hautman Brothers have established themselves as America's foremost family of wildlife artists. All three brothers have received numerous honors and awards, and have dominated many state and national duck stamp competitions. At last count, the three brothers have seen their art featured on over 50 state and federal conservation stamps. Jim, Bob and Joe are the only brothers ever to win the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest. The talents of the Hautman Brothers featured in the motion picture "FARGO." They have received national accolades on television and National Public Radio, and from newspapers such as USA TODAY, THE WASHINGTON POST, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE and THE ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, as well as TIME, US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, U.S. ART, FUR-FISH-GAME and NORTH AMERICAN HUNTER magazines. The Hautmans' creations have been displayed in the OVAL OFFICE and the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTES in Washington D.C.

James Hautman In 1989, at the age of 25, Jim became the youngest artist in history to win the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest. In 1994 he not only took first prize but he set a new record by receiving a perfect judges score as well as the distinguished People's Choice Award.  Jim has gone on to captured top honors in the Federal contest in 1998, 2010, 2016 and in 2021.

Robert Hautman's achievements include winning the 1997, 2001and 2017 Federal Duck Stamp contests. His designs were selected for the 1995 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp, the 1997, 1992 and 1988 Minnesota Duck Stamps, the 1989 Nevada Duck Stamp, the 2011 Texas Duck Stamp and many other state stamps.

Joe Hautman brought home the Federal Duck Stamp honors in 1991, 2001, 2007, 2011 and 2015. He has also designed state conservation stamps for New Jersey, South Carolina, Connecticut, Texas, Arkansas, and Minnesota. Painting is a second career for Joe who holds a PhD in Physics.

Some of their recent paintings and works in progress:

Joe's Easel Bob's EaselJim's Easel

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