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Daniel Smith Artist Trivia

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 for Daniel Smith.

 What is Daniel's favorite
 book genre?

 Nonfiction adventure

 What is Daniel's favorite

 Electric guitar blues
 played by his 15 year
 old son Adam

 What is Daniel's favorite

 Dances with Wolves

 What is Daniel's favorite

 Snow skiing in the winter
 and mountain biking in
 the summer

 What is Daniel's

 "Dan the Man"

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith Biography

 Daniel Smith is one of America's foremost
 wildlife artists. Smith enjoys wide acclaim for
 his spectacular depictions of landscapes and
 wildlife as well as his conservation stamp
 artwork. An ardent supporter of wildlife
 conservation, Smith feels indebted to the
 natural world that has provided him with the
 sole inspiration for his award-winning career.

 Daniel Smith began his career designing
 conservation stamps. After winning the first
 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp Competition in
 1983, Smith, who had been working as a
 commercial artist, was able to begin painting
 full time. Smith won the 1988-89 Federal
 Duck Stamp Competition and went on to be
 the artist for the 1991 Texas Waterfowl
 Stamp, the 1991 Minnesota Duck Stamp,
 and the 1991 National Fish and Wildlife
 Foundation's Conservation Stamp and Print

 Smith's global prominence in the world of
 wildlife art has afforded him the honor of
 creating the original artwork for several
 international programs as well. In 1989, he
 created the image for Australia's First of
 Nation Duck Stamp, which helped raise
 funds for the Australian Wetlands
 Conservation Project. Smith was also the
 creator of the United Kingdom's 1991 First
 of Nation Duck Stamp, a benefit for The
 Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, which was
 founded by the late Sir Peter Scott. Overall,
 Daniel Smith has designed more than 30
 duck stamps in his illustrious career.

 Daniel Smith's concerns, however, extend
 beyond his artwork. Environmental issues
 have become increasingly significant to
 Daniel Smith, who has used his art to
 endorse and aid many conservation efforts.
 He believes in the need for a global policy
 regarding the world's natural resources.
 Smith says, "The ever-increasing demands
 of mankind are taxing our natural
 ecosystems as never before. If action is
 not taken soon, we may well be faced with
 a global crisis that is irreversible."

 The detail and scientific accuracy of Daniel
 Smith's artwork has caught the eyes of
 organizations such as the National
 Geographic Society, who commissioned him
 to paint 5 color plates for The Field Guide
 to the Birds of North America and the
 prestigious "Birds in Art" exhibition sponsored
 by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

 Daniel Smith was named Ducks Unlimited
 International Artist of the Year in 1988 and
 in 2002. In 1996, Dan was inducted into the
 U.S. Art Hall of Fame due to his great
 popularity among print collectors. In 1996,
 Smith also received the People's Choice
 Award and Master Palette Award at the
 Masterworks in Miniature Show at Gallery
 One in Mentor, Ohio. At the 1997 Florida
 Wildlife Art Expo, Smith was named the
 Artist of the Year; and in 2003, Daniel Smith
 received 3 prestigious awards from the
 Society of Animal Artists: an Award of
 Excellence, The Leonard J. Meiselman Award
 for a Realistic Painting Executed in an
 Academic Manner, and The Hiram Blauvelt
 Art Museum Purchase Award.

 Today, Daniel Smith lives in the mountains
 of southwest Montana where he is
 surrounded by North American wildlife that
 inspires him to paint. Daniel Smith's paintings
 of nature have been published by Mill Pond
 Press since 1978. His artwork is the subject
 of the following book: More Wildlife
 Paintings: Techniques of Modern Masters
 (cover - Watson-Guptill Publications, 1996),
 and he can be seen in the video: Capturing
 the Moment: The Artistry of Daniel  Smith.

 Daniel Smith travels frequently to research
 his subjects in their natural habitat,
 believing that there is no substitute for
 personal experience in the field. He says of
 his artwork, "I want people to experience
 the peace, the tranquility of the wilderness,
 of being the only one out there, communing
 with nature."

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