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Roger Preuss

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Photo Credit:  Jeff Jarvis

On January 29, 1922, Edna Rosenau Preuss' talented son was born in Waterville, Minnesota, gateway to the southern Minnesota lakes region. The area surrounding his birthplace teemed with wildlife of all species and with the encouragement of his father, Emil W. Preuss, young Roger soon developed an intense interest in the outdoors; an interest which was to pave the way to a successful career in wildlife art. When he was only nine years old, he entered a color crayon drawing of a pair of bluebirds in a school art exhibit and captured the first of the many blue ribbons he has won.

Mr. Preuss is an alumnus of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, a veteran of the Naval Reserve, and a former northwoods guide. He has won 21 international and national art honors and his paintings have been exhibited in many of the leading galleries and museums including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Joslyn Art Museum; and the Montana State Historical Museum. 

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