(1940 - 2009)
Joe Halko was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting.
Biography Joe Halko
Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course.
After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the Un
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