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b. 1940 - d. 2009

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      • Joe Halko Montana Mountain Fawn Deer Bronze
        Apr. 13, 2024

        Joe Halko Montana Mountain Fawn Deer Bronze

        Est: $100 - $150

        4 3/8" by 3" by 1 5/8". Title is The Fawn. Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Joe Halko Montana Mountain Lion Bronze
        Apr. 13, 2024

        Joe Halko Montana Mountain Lion Bronze

        Est: $300 - $400

        9 5/8" by 8 1/4" by 4 1/2". Title is Pursuit with Pride and Spirit . Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Joe Halko Montana Mountain Lion Bronze
        Apr. 13, 2024

        Joe Halko Montana Mountain Lion Bronze

        Est: $300 - $400

        9 5/8" by 8 1/4" by 4 1/2". Title is Pursuit with Pride and Spirit . Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Joe Halko Big Medicine Montana Buffalo Bronze
        Apr. 13, 2024

        Joe Halko Big Medicine Montana Buffalo Bronze

        Est: $500 - $750

        6 5/8" by 5 5/8" by 3 1/2". Title is Big Medicine. Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Joe Halko Montana Deer Oil on Canvas Painting
        Mar. 02, 2024

        Joe Halko Montana Deer Oil on Canvas Painting

        Est: $300 - $400

        Title is Ruby River Montana. 12" by 16" unframed, 16 3/4" by 20 3/4" framed. Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Joe Halko Montana Canadian Geese Drawing
        Mar. 02, 2024

        Joe Halko Montana Canadian Geese Drawing

        Est: $100 - $150

        Title is In the Shadows. 14" by 20 3/4" framed. Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Joe Halko Montana Mountain Lion Bronze
        Mar. 02, 2024

        Joe Halko Montana Mountain Lion Bronze

        Est: $300 - $400

        9 5/8" by 8 1/4" by 4 1/2". Title is Pursuit with Pride and Spirit . Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Joe Halko Montana Mountain Lion Bronze
        Mar. 02, 2024

        Joe Halko Montana Mountain Lion Bronze

        Est: $300 - $400

        9 5/8" by 8 1/4" by 4 1/2". Title is Pursuit with Pride and Spirit . Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JOE HALKO OWL IN FLIGHT MONTANA BRONZE
        Sep. 23, 2023

        JOE HALKO OWL IN FLIGHT MONTANA BRONZE

        Est: $750 - $1,000

        18 5/8" tall, 15" long, 8 5/8" wide Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JOE HALKO RUFFED GROUSE BRONZE
        Sep. 23, 2023

        JOE HALKO RUFFED GROUSE BRONZE

        Est: $600 - $800

        11" tall, 10 1/4" long, 7 1/2" wide Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JOE HALKO, MONTANA (1940-2009) BRONZE DUCK LAMP
        Mar. 28, 2023

        JOE HALKO, MONTANA (1940-2009) BRONZE DUCK LAMP

        Est: $50 - $1,000

        Signed Halko, 5/12 to base. Bronze sculpture of ducks, fitted as lamp. Dimensions: H 32" x W 14" x D 12" Condition: Untested. Light wear.

        Westport Auction
      • Joe Halko (1940-2009), Old Cronies
        Feb. 18, 2023

        Joe Halko (1940-2009), Old Cronies

        Est: $600 - $900

        Joe Halko (1940-2009) Old Cronies, 1972 bronze, 8/12 5 1/2 x 10 x 5 1/2 inches 6 1/2 x 11 x 6 1/2 inches (with base) inscribed: OLD CRONIES inscribed: HALKO 72 stamped: 8/12 (artist cipher stamped: ©J.A.H.- (indecipherable)

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • JOE HALKO BIG MEDICINE MONTANA BUFFALO BRONZE
        Oct. 01, 2022

        JOE HALKO BIG MEDICINE MONTANA BUFFALO BRONZE

        Est: $350 - $500

        5 3/4" tall, 6 3/4" long. Title is Big Medicine. Joe Halko (1940 - 2009) was active/lived in Montana. Joe Halko is known for Wildlife sculpture, dioramist, landscape painting. Joe Halko grew up a student of nature of a ranch south of Great Falls, Montana. He learned the habits of the fox and the skunk, the crafty ways of the crows who nested in the same tree year after year, and whether the storm clouds held precious rain or dreaded hail. He built toy trucks and tractors out of leftovers from his father's shop and sculpted with clay out of the creek bank using ranch animals as models. He learned the basics of taxidermy from an uncle and so began his serious study of the anatomy of game birds and animals. Halko's first formal art education was Art Instruction, Inc. of Minneapolis, a correspondence course. After graduating from high school, he worked as a taxidermist in Great Falls and studied art at the University of Great Falls before he was drafted into the US Army. With that commitment complete, he took the train to New York to study art at the Fisk Studios and to work as a commercial artist for a Long Island advertising agency. He spent his free time there at the Museum of Natural History sketching the taxidermy mounts and the backgrounds. The school, work and big city museums were new and rewarding experiences, but the busy city was not where he wanted to be. He returned to Great Falls and earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry - hoping for a career with the Forest Service or the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department. Through all of this Halko had been studying painting and sculpting, and spending as much time as possible in the out of doors. As it turns out the taxidermy and the biology degree were solid preparations for Joe's career as a wildlife sculptor. His first serious sculptures were done as aids for painting - to study shadows, dimensions, and foreshortening. As he did more of these sculptures he found that he really enjoyed the sculpting, and it came easily for him. He continued his day work as a sought-after taxidermist doing sculpting on the side until 1976, when he turned to sculpting as his full-time occupation. He has been fortunate to have lived in Montana all of his life. He married Margaret also a Montana native in 1969, and they have two daughters who are now grown. There were many opportunities along the way to move to bigger cities and larger markets, to travel and participate in the so-called big time shows, but Halko wanted to live and to raise his family in the environment they all loved. They spent 17 years south of Cascade along the Missouri River where wildlife and bird life was abundant and much studied. In 1998 Joe and Margaret moved to Choteau, another beautiful spot in Montana. It is a picturesque Montana town along the east front of the Rocky Mountains with easy access to the rugged wilderness and numerous wildlife preserves.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE
        Nov. 27, 2021

        JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE

        Est: $1,000 - $10,000

        120238 JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE Joe Halko (1940-2009, American)" Answering the Call" bronze sculpture - A finely crafted bronze goose sculpture from 1994 made by Joe Halko. A plaque at the bottom reads"Answering the call" and is set on the wooden base. Comes with certificate of authentication. Size: 21 inches tall, 15 inches wide. Condition: Fine

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      • JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE
        Nov. 06, 2021

        JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE

        Est: $1,000 - $10,000

        118233 JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE Joe Halko (1940-2009, American)" Answering the Call" bronze sculpture - A finely crafted bronze goose sculpture from 1994 made by Joe Halko. A plaque at the bottom reads"Answering the call" and is set on the wooden base. Comes with certificate of authentication. Size: 21 inches tall, 15 inches wide. Condition: Fine

        Florida Estate Sales Inc.
      • JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE
        Oct. 16, 2021

        JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE

        Est: $1,000 - $10,000

        117173 JOE HALKO ANSWERING THE CALL BRONZE SCULPTURE Joe Halko (1940-2009, American)" Answering the Call" bronze sculpture - A finely crafted bronze goose sculpture from 1994 made by Joe Halko. A plaque at the bottom reads"Answering the call" and is set on the wooden base. Comes with certificate of authentication. Size: 21 inches tall, 15 inches wide. Condition: Fine

        Florida Estate Sales Inc.
      • Eagle by Joe Halko (1940-2009)
        Feb. 20, 2021

        Eagle by Joe Halko (1940-2009)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Joe Halko (1940-2009), bronze, 10 1/2 x 17 x 8 1/4,

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Rabbit by Joe Halko (1940-2009)
        Feb. 20, 2021

        Rabbit by Joe Halko (1940-2009)

        Est: $300 - $500

        Joe Halko (1940-2009), bronze, 7 x 11 1/4 x 6 1/2,

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Joe Halko (Montana 1940-2009) Bronze
        Aug. 13, 2020

        Joe Halko (Montana 1940-2009) Bronze

        Est: $150 - $250

        Joe Halko (Montana 1940-2009) bronze . Signed and numbered on base verso 'Halko 4-25'. Measures 6.75-in. x 12-in. x 6-in. total on base. Excellent condition. If lot is absent of a condition report a condition report may be requested via email. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. We ship most items in this auction in house and gladly combine shipping if possible of multiple items.

        Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
      • JOE HALKO DOUBLE EAGLE (American, 1940-2009) ALONG CANYON WALLS, 1983 bronze, edition 3/12 signed Halko at base, Height of bronze 28 inches.
        Mar. 24, 2020

        JOE HALKO DOUBLE EAGLE (American, 1940-2009) ALONG CANYON WALLS, 1983 bronze, edition 3/12 signed Halko at base, Height of bronze 28 inches.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOE HALKO DOUBLE EAGLE (American, 1940-2009) ALONG CANYON WALLS, 1983 bronze, edition 3/12 signed Halko at base, Height of bronze 28 inches.

        Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
      • JOE HALKO, (American, 1940-2009) ALONG CANYON WALLS, 1983 bronze, edition 3/12 signed Halko at base, Height of bronze 28 inches.
        Feb. 18, 2020

        JOE HALKO, (American, 1940-2009) ALONG CANYON WALLS, 1983 bronze, edition 3/12 signed Halko at base, Height of bronze 28 inches.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOE HALKO, (American, 1940-2009) ALONG CANYON WALLS, 1983 bronze, edition 3/12 signed Halko at base, Height of bronze 28 inches.

        Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
      • JOE HALKO (Montana, 1940-2009) two bronze sculptur
        Feb. 25, 2019

        JOE HALKO (Montana, 1940-2009) two bronze sculptur

        Est: $300 - $500

        JOE HALKO (Montana, 1940-2009) two bronze sculptures, rabbits. Both signed, numbered 2/24 and 5/24. 6.5" and 8.75" high.

        O'Gallerie
      • Ten Sculptures
        Mar. 16, 2018

        Ten Sculptures

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Ten Sculptures: 1) Kent Ullberg Cardinals and Berries 10" x 7 ½" x 2 ½" wall-mount bronze Inscribed: © Ullberg, 19/100, 1996 2) Joseph Lonewolf Pronghorn 1 ½" x 11" x 11" bronze plate Inscribed: © Joseph Lonewolf, "Pronghorn", 16/16, 1978 3) Joe Halko (1940-2009) Cozy 1 ¾" x 2" x 1 ½" bronze Inscribed: 25/50 © Halko 4) Joe Halko (1940-2009) Squirrel 6 ½" x 9" x 3 ¾" bronze Inscribed: © Halko, '78, 19/24 5) Veryl Goodnight (1947 - ) Bighorn Sheep 4 ½" x 5 ½" x 3 ½" bronze Inscribed: Goodnight, 1986 © 13 6) R.F. Morgan (1929-2015) The Morning News 5" x 5" x 5" bronze Inscribed: R.F. Morgan, 12/30 7) Joseph Lonewolf Lonewolf 1 ½" x 4" x 1" silver Inscribed: © Joseph Lonewolf, 1975, 25 8) Gerald Balciar (1942 - ) River Watch 8" x 4 ½" x 3 ½" bronze Inscribed: 12/45, G .Balciar © 1988 9) Gerald Balciar (1942 - ) River Sport 7" x 8" x 3 ½" bronze Inscribed: G. Balciar © 1988, 28/45 10) Clark Bronson (1939 - ) Perch by the Pond 6 ½" x 8" x 4" bronze Inscribed: "Perch by the Pond" © 1975 Clark Bronson, NAWA, 67/75 $1,000-1,500

        March In Montana
      • A bronze sculpture of bighorn sheep, Joe Halko (1940-2009).
        Feb. 17, 2018

        A bronze sculpture of bighorn sheep, Joe Halko (1940-2009).

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        A bronze sculpture of bighorn sheep, Joe Halko (1940-2009). Signed and dated 1984. on marble base, approximately 22.5" long.

        Guyette & Deeter
      • JOE HALKO (AMERICAN, 1940-2009) BRONZE WILDLIFE SC
        Oct. 23, 2017

        JOE HALKO (AMERICAN, 1940-2009) BRONZE WILDLIFE SC

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        JOE HALKO (AMERICAN, 1940-2009) BRONZE WILDLIFE SCULPTURE, "Forty Winks," bear in sleeping pose, artist signed HALKO and limited edition number 1/12, 28"L. Provenance: Choteau, Montana art gallery, 2005, $4,200 retail purchase price.

        O'Gallerie
      • Original Joe Halko Hunting Dog Bronze Sculpture
        Sep. 09, 2017

        Original Joe Halko Hunting Dog Bronze Sculpture

        Est: $300 - $800

        This is an original Joe Halko (1940-2009) bronze sculpture. The bronze depicts two labrador retrievers prepared for the hunt. The piece shows fine detail and is in good condition. The bronze rests on a solid hardwood base. The piece is signed by the artist and is numbered 6/12. It measures 7" x 10.75" and is 9.75" tall.

        North American Auction Company
      • Joe Halko (USA, 1940-1999) Eagle Bronze.
        Mar. 25, 2017

        Joe Halko (USA, 1940-1999) Eagle Bronze.

        Est: $400 - $600

        Joe Halko (United States, 20th century) eagle bronze on wooden base, c.1988. Edition 12/20. Signed in mold on base with "Russell Riders". 10 1/2" h x 17" l x 8 1/4" w.

        Quinn's Auction Galleries Central Virginia
      • Joe Halko (USA, 1940-2009) Rabbit Bronze.
        Mar. 25, 2017

        Joe Halko (USA, 1940-2009) Rabbit Bronze.

        Est: $300 - $500

        Joe Halko (United States, 1940-2009) bronze rabbit bronze on wooden base, c.1988. Signed in mold on base along with "Russell Riders." 7" h x 11 1/4" l x 6 1/2" w.

        Quinn's Auction Galleries Central Virginia
      • Joe Halko (American,1940-2009) bronze sculpture. 17.5" tall including wood stand
        Sep. 24, 2016

        Joe Halko (American,1940-2009) bronze sculpture. 17.5" tall including wood stand

        Est: -

        Joe Halko (American,1940-2009) bronze sculpture. 17.5" tall including wood stand

        Sunset Auction
      • Joe Halko | Bobcat
        Aug. 12, 2016

        Joe Halko | Bobcat

        Est: $600 - $900

        Artist: Joe Halko | b. 1940 Title: Bobcat Inscribed base of bronze: © Halko 10/50 Media: Bronze Dimensions: 9 1/2 by 8 by 5 inches no reserve

        Altermann Galleries
      • Joe Halko | Four Rabbits
        Aug. 12, 2016

        Joe Halko | Four Rabbits

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        Artist: Joe Halko | b. 1940 Title: Four Rabbits Inscribed base of bronze: From left to right: 27/36 © Halko; 7/24 © Halko; © Halko 6/28; © Halko 4/24 Media: Bronze Dimensions - from left to right: 5 1/2 by 4 by 3 1/2; 9 1/2 by 3 by 5 1/2; 6 1/2 by 5 by 4 1/2; 6 by 8 by 6 inches no reserve

        Altermann Galleries
      • Joe Halko (American, 1940-2009), "Out of the Treetops", bronze sculpture on wood base depicting a galloping giraffe, marked "© Jahal...
        Jul. 27, 2015

        Joe Halko (American, 1940-2009), "Out of the Treetops", bronze sculpture on wood base depicting a galloping giraffe, marked "© Jahal...

        Est: $400 - $800

        Joe Halko (American, 1940-2009), "Out of the Treetops", bronze sculpture on wood base depicting a galloping giraffe, marked "© Jahalmo-Mahalko", signed and dated "Halko 76" and numbered "4/12", cast at the Alpine Bronze Works, Missoula, Montana, expected surface wear throughout, 15" h. with base. [Provenance: From a Connecticut collector who purchased from the C. M. Russell Auction, Great Falls, Montana, copies of original receipt and certificate of authenticity included]

        Winter Associates, Inc.
      • An American Bronze, Joe Halko (b.1940) Height 11 x width 12 3/4 x depth 6 1/2 inches.
        Jun. 04, 2015

        An American Bronze, Joe Halko (b.1940) Height 11 x width 12 3/4 x depth 6 1/2 inches.

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        An American Bronze, Joe Halko (b.1940) depicting a buffalo and prairie dog, signed Halko edition 31/ 36, on wood plinth base. Height 11 x width 12 3/4 x depth 6 1/2 inches.

        Hindman
      • Joe Halko, (American, 1940-2009), Along Canyon Walls, 1983
        Nov. 13, 2014

        Joe Halko, (American, 1940-2009), Along Canyon Walls, 1983

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Joe Halko (American, 1940-2009) Along Canyon Walls, 1983 bronze, edition 1/12 signed Halko (at base) Height of bronze 28 inches.

        Hindman
      • Joe Halko (American, 1940-2009), BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD SPOT, height 23.25" - 59.1 cm.
        Jun. 17, 2010

        Joe Halko (American, 1940-2009), BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD SPOT, height 23.25" - 59.1 cm.

        Est: $800 - $1,000

        Joe Halko (American, 1940-2009)BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD SPOT, patinated bronze group on shaped walnut plinth, height 23.25" - 59.1 cm.

        Waddington's
      • Joe Halko
        Aug. 21, 2004

        Joe Halko

        Est: -

        Altermann Galleries
      • Joe Halko
        Aug. 21, 2004

        Joe Halko

        Est: -

        Altermann Galleries
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