One of America's foremost wildlife sculptors, Dan Ostermiller works in
a realist style and is admired for his extensive knowledge of animal
anatomy, high level of craftsmanship, and compassionate treatment of
his subjects. He is committed to studying animals in their own
environments and strives to put character into his pieces. His is a
fluid style that conveys grace of motion, and he quite often works on
fifteen to twenty pieces at a time. Ostermiller has also taught animal
anatomy and the animal characteristics around the world.
Ostermiller was raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and his father, Ron, was a
highly respected taxidermist. As a result, Ostermiller was working with
clay at an early age. As a teenager, he becam
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