Celebrating the work of Bob Hines
Ohio native Robert Hines (1912-1994) holds the distinction of being the only National Wildlife Artist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Hines developed his love of nature growing up along the verdant banks of the Sandusky River in Fremont, Ohio. Despite almost no formal art training, Hines’ innate talent led him to become an internationally recognized wildlife artist and a pioneer of the conservation movement. His work illustrated a weekly newspaper feature, and numerous wildlife guides and books – including those by author Rachel Carson (a close personal friend) and Robert McClung (of Grizzly Adams fame).
The Hayes Presidential Center created The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines in celebration of the 100th year of Hines’ birth. On exhibit now through August 14, 2012, the exhibit includes an array of original artwork from private & public collections. It was created with guidance from John D. Juriga, author of the illustrated biography "Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist" set for release in 2012. Funding for The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines is provided by The Fremont Co., Diversified Insurance Service, Learn to Give Foundation of the Toledo Community Foundation, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife.