MurkA native of Wisconsin, he studied at the Layton School of Art, worked with an advertising agency and an art studio before becoming a freelance artist. He won the 1977 Federal Duck Stamp Competition, Wisconsin’s 1979 Trout Stamp and the 1980 Duck Stamp Contests. He designed Wisconsin’s first Great Lakes Salmon and Trout Stamp in 1982 and won the 1989 Inland Trout Stamp Contest. He’s been ARTIST OF THE YEAR for several organizations: Wetlands for Wildlife, Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited, Wisconsin Waterfowlers Assoc. Great Lakes Wildlife Art Festival, Milwaukee’s PBS Channel and Wings over Wisconsin. His works have been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums such as the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution), the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, including tours to the National Collection of Fine Arts in the Smithsonian, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, San Bernadino County Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum and the University of Nebraska State Museum.

Marty paints all wildlife. If you are interested in commissioning him, you may contact him through us.