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Society of Animal Artists elects new President, Francis Sweet

Society of Animal Artists elects new President, Francis Sweet


The Society of Animal Artists, at their January board meeting in New York City, elected Francis Edward Sweet of Bowie, Maryland, as their President. Mr. Sweet, a WWNAG member and renouned wildlife and animal artist, who served on the board of directors of the organization for the past two years, was unanimously named their President. Francis succeeds long-standing WWNAG member Charles Allmond.

The Society of Animal Artists which started with only a few members in 1960 is an organization comprising the best wildlife artists in the world who displayed their work in places like the Bronx Zoo and small galleries in New York and the surrounding areas. Some 40 years later the Society holds annual exhibitions in major art and natural history museums around the country, as well as organizes touring shows that sometimes go international. Through art work, the Society is devoted to the protection and increased public awareness of the animal kingdom that shares our planet. Their web site is www.societyofanimalartists.com.

Mr. Sweet has been a professional wildlife artist since the early 1980's. His work is in major wildlife art museum collections as well as private collections in the US and a number of other countries. As well, his work has been auctioned at Christies of London, England and has graced books on wildlife, and used on garments, and on conservation stamps. His work has been also been used by organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation and the Wildlife Management Institute of North America. He joined the Society of Animal Artists in 1991.

The WWNAG wishes Francis a successful and enjoyable term.

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