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Kent Ullberg

About Kent Ullberg

Kent Ullberg was born in a small fishing village on Sweden's North Coast. While studying art at the Konstfac School of Art in Stockholm, he enrolled in a sculpture class and knew immediately that this would be his life's work. He has exhibited in many parts of the world, including the National Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Salon d'Automne in Paris, National Gallery in Botwswana, Exhibition Hall in Beijing, Guildhall in London, and National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. He is especially known for his monumental sculptures dedicated to the preservation and appreciate of wildlife. In 1996, he received the prestigious Rungius Medal from the National Museum of Wildlife Art. In 1993 and again in 2008, he received the Henry Hering Award from the National Sculpture Society.

Artist Statement

Seahorses often pair for life and every morning the couple greets each other in intricate rhythmic, pair-bonding dances.

At breeding time the females then place their eggs in the male’s belly-pouch and the father carries the embryos through gestation until he gives birth to sometimes hundreds of babies.

In Texas I encountered them along the shore in the Sargassum seaweed or by oil rigs.

Past Artwork

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