Bozeman, Montana sculptor, Ott Jones, recognized for his wildlife and sporting bronzes has been a full-time professional for nearly 30 years. His subjects include a variety of animals, birds, hunting dogs, game fish and fly fishing bronzes. His thoroughly researched sculptures are known for their solid compositions and pleasing designs. With a strong understanding of anatomy complemented by striking textures and patinas, Ott’s work honestly reflects his fascination for his subjects and passion for the great outdoors.
Growing up in Spokane, Washington, Ott’s interest in art, wildlife and outdoor adventure was kindled as a young boy. “As far back as I can remember, my dad and I were bird hunting and fishing together. We still hunt and fish every opportunity we have. Because of these great experiences, I developed a keen appreciation and fascination for wildlife and a passion for the outdoors. At an early age, I began drawing and sculpting the animals and birds I observed.”
After attending Washington State University on a tennis scholarship and graduating, Ott worked in Alaska as a fishing guide for three summers and a welder’s helper on the North Slope. It was during his time spent in Alaska that he realized he wanted to become a professional sculptor. “Alaska and its abundant wildlife has been one of the greatest influences on my art career.”
Ott has participated in shows and events including Allied Artists of America, C. M. Russell Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, National Sculpture Society, Society of Animal Artists National Museum Tour, Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and Waterfowl Festival. He has placed 45 life-size and monumental sculptures throughout the country and was recently honored in having Queen Elizabeth acquire his sculpture, Birth of the Labrador. Ott, his wife, Joan, and their four children live in the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman.
“I am very fortunate to be doing what I love, being able to support my family as sculptor and living in Montana. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family, provides such great outdoor opportunities and allows me to observe on a daily basis the wildlife that is so important to me.”
Primary Medium: Bronze
Phone: 406-585-9495, 406-580-5182
Mailing Address: 101 Wildlife Trail, Bozeman, MT 59718