Ott Jones, a professional sculptor for 34 years, has created a diverse collection of wildlife and sporting sculpture. Growing up in Spokane, Washington, he has been a wildlife enthusiast and avid outdoorsman since he was a young boy. Attending Washington State University on a tennis scholarship, Ott graduated with a degree in education. He then went to Alaska and worked as a fishing guide for three summers. It was during this period he realized that sculpting was his passion.
Widely collected, Ott is in prominent private and corporate collections around the world. He was recently honored in having Queen Elizabeth acquire his sculpture, Birth of the Labrador, and was included in the UK’s Kennel Club Art Gallery exhibition. He has participated in numerous shows including Allied Artists of America, National Sculpture Society, SEWE, and Society of Animal Artists.
Over his career, Ott has placed dozens of life-size and monumental sculptures. Perhaps his most notable pieces are a fly fisherman and Labrador at Bozeman/Yellowstone Airport and mountain man monument, Jim Bridger, at Bozeman’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2020, he was honored in winning the Gilbert and Marion Roller Sculpture Award at the Allied Artists of America in New York City for his blue heron monument.
In creating sculpture, he strives to capture the beauty of the subject’s form and true essence of their personality while incorporating these qualities into a pleasing composition. Through a lifetime afield of studying and observing wildlife, it has provided him with firsthand knowledge of the animal kingdom.