Jim Hautman's work has been displayed in the Oval Office of the White House,
the Smithsonian Institution, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and in public
and private collections throughout the world.
In 1990 he became the youngest ever artist to win the Federal Duck stamp contest.
He won again in 1995 when his mallard painting received the first ever perfect
score of 25. In 1998, Jim tied his own record by winning the 1999-2000 Federal
Duck Stamp with another perfect score.
In 1991, he was commissioned by the Australian government to paint their Federal
Duck Stamp, and was named Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year.
In 1996, a life-sized stature of the artist at work was put on permanent display
in the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
Jim's artwork, his name and a likeness of his studio were used in the Academy
Award winning movie "Fargo."
Jim comes from a large, artistic family of nine which includes a sister, mother,
and two brothers who are also professional artists. His brothers Robert and
Joseph have also won the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, in 1997, and 1992 respectively.