Jim Borgreen, Montana Wildlife ArtistOn June 28, 2015, James "Jim" Carl Borgreen, 65, of Great Falls, died of natural causes near his family cabin in Monarch, MT.
View Jim's complete obituary here.

Jim Borgreen was a Montana-born wildlife artist and educator who lived in Lewistown, Montana. He specialized in Montana Wildlife Art, more particularly game animals and bird life. Watercolor, pencil or pen and ink were his media of choice.

Jim was well-known for his Montana State Duck Stamps and his Montana Ducks Unlimited wildlife artwork, both which will be available as numbered prints - visit the Artwork page for more information.

Jim was an art educator for 34 years in the Lewistown school district at Fergus High School and then worked as a professional wildlife artist. His artistic achievements include:

  • C. M. Russell Auction Juried Show- 9 times
  • C. M. Russell Miniatures Juried Show
  • Audubon Wildlife Show- First Place 3 times
  • Lewistown Art Center Show- First Place and Best of Show
  • Montana State Duck Stamp Contest- Winner 3 times
  • Montana Ducks Unlimited State Artist – Winner 3 times
  • Member of Western Heritage Artist Group- 20 years
  • Placed in the top 100 in the National Duck Stamp Design Contest

Jim did extensive commission work for many government agencies including Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management.  He also did work for Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and Trout Unlimited. Additionally, Jim designed work for businesses such as Martin Archery, Montana Marble and Gunnerman Press, as well as illustrating two books on bird identification and hunting titled "Wingshooting Wisdom " by Ben O. Williams.

Jim's work consisted of marketing limited edition wildlife prints, original watercolors and commission work for agencies and individuals.