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
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
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.