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 and worked at museums in Germany, the Netherlands, and France, and now calls Texas home.
Ullberg has won numerous awards from the art organizations to which he belongs, including Allied Artists of America, the National Arts Club, the National Sculpture Society, and the Society of Animal Artists. In 1990, Ullberg’s peers elected him a full academician, making him the first wildlife artist since John James Audubon to receive one of the greatest tributes in American art. He also won the Prix de West Purchase Award, the foremost recognition in Western art.
Ullberg received the Henry Hering Medal twice from the National Sculpture Society for outstanding collaboration amongst patron, architect, and sculptor for his monumental sculptures. He received the Rungius Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, given to artists, authors, and conservationists who have made significant contributions to the interpretation and conservation of wildlife and its habitat.
During the summer of 2017, the Carl Millesgarden Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted a retrospective featuring 42 of Ullberg’s sculptures.