Dietmar Krumrey Collection
Five original watercolors
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
About the Artist
Born in Germany, Dietmar Krumrey emigrated to America with his family at the age of three. After living in the Chicago area, they relocated to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where Dietmar developed his deep affection and respect for wildlife that's so evident in his artwork. After training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, he was employed as an artist for Hallmark in Kansas City, Missouri, before leaving to freelance. Dietmar returned to the U.P. to live and paint near the forest and lakes that inspire his work.
It has been said that Krumrey "knows how many feathers a bird has, what their plumage looks like at different times of the year, and in what kind of habitat they can be found."
Extensively known for his realist approach, exactness for detail, and feeling for the actual essence of life, Dietmar captures the very heart of wildlife art.
His works are included in many private collections across the country and he has exhibited in such prestigious shows as the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Show, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Wildlife Art Exhibit in Kansas City, the Wildlife Festival in Tulsa, and many more. He is also a nationally recognized wildlife artist and the winner of the 1999 Michigan Duck Stamp Competition.