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The Art of Roger Preuss

Wildlife of America Collection

Brook TroutThe collection represents the work done by Mr. Preuss for the South Dakota Conservation Digest in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The pieces depict wildlife native to South Dakota. His publisher, Wildlife of America, has published many of his works as limited edition prints. Preuss has received over seventy awards and is the only animal artist to be recognized in Marquis Who’s Who in the World. The honors bestowed on this fine artist are made all the more special by the philosophy behind his painting. In a quote for the Lutheran Layman, Preuss says, "Wildlife has been my inspiration to be an artist, and an artist has to recognize the Creator, the [perfectionist] of art. It is the key to all scenic and nature art." Mr. Preuss passed away in 2007.