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Kent Jean Ullberg, Swedish sculptor. Certified conservator German Association Museology. Recipient Gold medal Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, 1980, Rungius award National Museum Wildlife Art, 1996, Prix de West award National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1998, award for wildlife Autry National Center, 2004; named Master Wildlife Artist, 1987.


Ullberg, Kent Jean was born on July 15, 1945 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Arrived in United States, 1974. Son of Jean Wilgot and Kerstin Aina (Axelson) University.


Diploma in scuplture, Swedish State School Art, 1966.


Curator, National Museum and Art Gallery, Botswana, Africa, 1971-1974; curator III, Museum Natural History, Denver, 1974-1975.


  • Certified conservator German Association Museology.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Lincoln Center Eagle, Dallas, 1981, Wind in the Sails, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1983, Genesee Eagle, Mumford, New York, 1984, Deinonychus Dinosaurs, Philadelphia, 1987, Whooping Cranes Fountain, Washington, 1989, Swordfish Monument, IGFA Headquarters, Dania, Florida, 1999, Broward Convention Center, Fountain, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Rudor Monument, Stockholm, 1991, Monumental Triptych Art Museum South Texas, 1993, Bird Mountain Telecommunications Headquarters, Stockholm, 1994, Christ Monument, Corpus Christi, 1995, Grizzly Bear Monument, National Museum Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, 1994, King Penguin Monument, Mystic Marine Life Aquarium, Connecticut, 1997, R.T. Peterson Memorial, Cougar Monument San Antonio Zoo, 1998, Otters Monument St. Louis Zoo, 1998, Texas State Aquarium, 1998, Swordfish Monument, Dania Beach, Florida, 1998, Spanish Bull Monument, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1999, Ram Monum, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001, First National Bank Omaha Canada Geese Monument, 2002, Eagle Monument, Federal Reserve Bank, Houston, 2005, Danzamar, Performing Arts Center, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical, Corpus Christi, 2005, Chub Cay Marlin Monument, Bahamas, 2006.


Fellow: National Academy of Design (academician 1990, Barnett prize 1995, Speyer prize 1995), American Society Marine Artists, National Academy Western Art (gold medal 1981, 1982, 1988, 1995, 1999), National Sculpture Society (Percival Dietsch award 1979, gold medal 1983, Silver medal and John Cavanaugh Memorial prize 2002, Hering award 1993, 2008). Member: Society for Wildlife Art of Nations, Allied Artists of America (New York Silver medal 1989, member associate award 2007), Society Animal Artists (medal merit 1979, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1996, 2001, E. Haller award 2001, Sponsor award 2002), Explorers Club New York City.


Married Veerle Rufina Vermeir, May 5, 1978. Children: Robert, Gerald.

Jean Wilgot University

Kerstin Aina (Axelson) University

Veerle Rufina Vermeir

Gerald Ullberg

Robert Ullberg