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JON RUEHLE, PhD.
 

Jon Ruehle has been producing jewel-like bronze sculptures of North American wildlife and hunting dogs for over twenty-five years. "Art lets me bring my understanding of animal behavior and the bond I feel with all life to a wide audience. I am particularly interested in depicting the habitat of my subjects and exploring the natural textures of fur, wood, stone and water." Two favorite comments about his work are that they capture the subject so well, if you look away, they'll move, and that these are the sculptures the animals themselves would collect. His sculptures have been shown in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, The National Academy of Design, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, and are in over 1000 public and private collections.

Jon works in lost-wax cast bronze and occasionally in wood, silver, ivory or stone. Most of his 75 limited edition bronzes are on a personal scale that people can easily live with. "I love the craft as well as the art of sculpting. Command of the casting and mold-making processes allows me the freedom to tackle technically challenging pieces." Jon is equally involved in field study of his subjects, restoration of wild populations and habitats, and sculpting. The depth of Jon's involvement with these projects recently led him to complete his doctorate at UC Berkeley in Developmental Morphology and Genetics. He is currently Professor of Biology at the University of Central Arkansas.














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