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Father-Daughter Duo Makes Art History

A father-daughter duo from S.D. took the top prize the Federal Duck Stamp competition in their respective contests.

On Sept. 28, Adam Grimm of Burbank, S.D., was named the winner of the 2014-15 Federal Duck Stamp competition for his painting of a pair of Canvasbacks, marking his second win in the annual competition. In 1999 Grimm became the youngest artist to win the award since its inception in 1934. Just as remarkable, Grimm's six-year old daughter, Madison, won the Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition for her painting of a Canvasback drake. Not only do father and daughter now hold the records for youngest artist to win their respective contests, but they both won in the same year and with the same species of duck.

“I’m honored to have been selected," said Grimm. "This year has been filled with unfathomable ups and downs. At this incredible moment of my career, I’m surrounded by some of the most important people in my life. The eruption of applause throughout the room as I was announced the winner, the excitement in my children’s eyes, the tears and hugs from my wife and my 89 year-old grandmother will stick with me forever. Today also happens to be my wife’s birthday, and I don’t know a better present I could’ve given her!”

For more information, visit AdamGrimm.com.

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1 Response to Father-Daughter Duo Makes Art History

Harold Lee wrote:
October 10, 2013

I love duck stamps. I always buy 2. One for the license and one for thecollection. The young ladies artwork looks far above that of a 6 year old and I bet she wins the whole thing at some point in her life. Congratulations to both of them.