On June 28, 2015, James "Jim" Carl Borgreen, 65, of Great Falls, died of natural causes near his family cabin in Monarch, MT.
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 are his media of choice.
Jim was well-known for his Montana State Duck Stamps and his Montana Ducks Unlimited wildlife artwork, both of 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 now is working as a professional wildlife artist. His artistic achievements include:
Jim has done extensive commission work for many government agencies such as; Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management. He also has done work for Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and Trout Unlimited. Additionally, Jim has done design 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 consists of marketing limited edition wildlife prints, original watercolors and commission work for agencies and individuals.