Moraine Park receives Owen Gromme print

by ratkinson11. September 2013 17:31

On Friday, Sept. 13, Moraine Park was presented with a framed Owen Gromme print. Gromme (1896-1991), a wildlife artist and conservationist, grew up near the prairie areas of Fond du Lac where Moraine Park currently resides. 

The print Moraine Park received is of Gromme’s 1987 oil painting Winter-Ruffed Grouse. Gromme was 91 at the time he painted this piece. He always strived for an anatomically and environmentally accurate portrayal of the bird or animal he was painting.

During the presentation, Julie Balson of the Gallery and Frame Shop shared the following quote from the book, The World of Owen Gromm — “Who Knows? Maybe someday thousands of years from now one of my paintings will be found stored away some place, the only existing record of what that particular bird or animal looked like. But even if that never happens, I feel a deep responsibility to show nature as it really is.”

The print was donated by the Windhover Center of the Arts and the framing was donated by Gallery and Frame Shop.