Formens frigörelse – Konsthantverk och design under debatt i 1960-talets Sverige
A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognised as one of the world’s foremost monumental sculptors. He studied at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and has worked at museums across the globe. After living in Botswana, Africa, he now lives in Texas and maintains a studio in Colorado.
Kent Ullberg’s admiration for animals and nature was formed in his youth. In pursuit of his passion, he went against the grain, in opposition to the prevailing art trends. Today, he is a well-loved and sought-after monumental sculptor with extensive knowledge of his motifs and has more than 70 public pieces on display.
In 1990, his peers in the National Academy of Design elected him a full Academician (na), making him the first wildlife artist since John James Audubon to receive one of the greatest tributes in American art. He was also the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Society of Animal Artists in 2016.