Artist Joe Hautman (b. 1956) won the 1991 and 2001 Federal Duck Stamp contests. He earned a doctorate in physics at the University of Minnesota but works as a freelance artist full-time. His work features waterfowl and also a variety of North American and Asian wildlife. He is an active conservationist, having worked with the Fish and Wildlife Service to establish the Joe Hautman Habitat Restoration Project in his native state of Minnesota.
Mary T. Sheahan, National Postal Museum