Growing up in Northern Wisconsin, Brian Kuether has always had a strong connection with the natural world. Beginning at a very young age, he has spent countless hours observing, sketching, photographing and admiring wildlife. As an artist, Brian works to invoke a sense of realism. His style reflects a certain amount of spontaneity, and renders a slight impressionistic feel which creates an atmosphere that is never dull for the viewer. Brian invites the viewer to experience life the way he sees it.
During his career, Brian has traveled the country creating and restoring paintings, murals, statues and stained glass. He has also provided illustrations for several major magazines, and his work has been featured on many covers. In recent years he has completed many commissioned works, including several corporate portraits. Throughout the years, Brian has generously donated to many local and national conservation groups, also serving as sponsor artist for many.
National Wild Turkey Federation
Wisconsin Waterfowl Association
Ruffed Grouse Society
Safari Club International
Following are a few career highlights:
2015 Milwaukee Public TV Auction Featured Sports Artist
2014 Milwaukee Public TV Auction Featured Wisconsin Artist
2010 Wild Wings Fall Show
2010 John Michael Kohler Exhibition
2009 Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year
2008 Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp winner
2001 Paine Art Center Oshkosh Exhibition
1999 Wisconsin Pheasant Stamp winner
This trio of bucks are all considered monster bucks in their own right but “Lefty” was king.
And they knew it. He was very elusive and never taken by a hunter, ended up dying of a disease(EHD) with a score of 240. His left ear had a tear in it- hence the name, “Lefty”
You won’t see this buck throughout most of the year until the rut rolls around. This early morning scene finds him on his daily route with his nose to the ground, when he notices something moving ahead…