David Maass Collection
About the Artist
David Maass paints the world as seen through a hunter's eyes—cold and wet, as well as warm and wonderful. Two-time winner of the Federal Duck Stamp competition, Maass is a master of design, a sensitive observer of the natural world, and North America's premier waterfowl painter.
Maass is one of the most widely published wildlife artists of all time, with over 150 editions totaling more than 215,000 prints.
An avid sportsman and ardent contributor to conservation organizations, David Maass has been actively painting game birds for more than thirty years. In the past twenty years he has designed more than thirty conservation stamps and prints, a distinction to which few artists can lay claim. In 1974, he reached national prominence by winning the Federal Duck Stamp print competition. In addition to fourteen duck stamp designs, Maass has fifteen conservation prints to his credit.
Over the last ten years, Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Foundation have each named Maass their Artist of the Year.
Whether his subject is a flight of diving ducks on a stormy day, a woodcock on a misty upland morning, pheasants in a winter landscape, Canada geese flexing their strength against the north wind, David Maass takes you where the birds are.