David Maass (b. 1929)
Canvasbacks Coming In
signed "Maass" lower right
oil on board, 26 by 42 in.
Each new painting that comes to us from this artist is a delight, for his range is vast and change is always evident. In some you can feel the approaching storm; in others, the soft fall of leaves coaxed by autumn breezes. His are scenes you've witnessed and with which you want to live. -The Crossroads of Sport
An avid sportsman and ardent contributor to conservation organizations, David Maass has been actively painting game birds for more than thirty years. In the past twenty years he has designed more than thirty conservation stamps and prints, a distinction few artists can claim. Over the last several years, Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Foundation have each named David Maass their Artist of the Year.
Maass' originals and limited edition prints have been exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the country, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, and the annual Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Foundation Show in Minneapolis. An original Canada goose painting by David Maass is also part of the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
The Finnell Family Trust
"The Crossroads of Sport, Inc.," New York, NY, 1977-78, p. 2.