Lee Stroncek arrived at his art, prints and posters painting career as many others have: the spark of adolescent creativity is kindled and nurtured by parental support, hard work and determination. A native of Minnesota, Stroncek studied wildlife and fisheries biology at the University of Montana and the University of Alaska, and then completed two years of art instruction at Colorado State University.
Stroncek’s lifelong obsession with natural history and the outdoor experience has led him to portray outdoor-related subjects most frequently in his art, prints and posters.
A full-time artist since 1980, Stroncek’s art, prints and posters are included in private collections throughout the U.S., including the L.L. Bean Co. of Freeport, Maine, and abroad. His works have appeared in such outdoor and fine arts publications as Sports Afield, Field and Stream, Fly Fisherman, Trout, Southwest Art, Wildlife Art News, Sporting Classics, Yankee, and In-Fisherman magazines. His works were chosen for the 1985 and 1988 California Wild Trout Stamp print design. He was regional winner in the 1987 “Arts for the Parks’ competition sponsored by the National Park Academy of the Arts and has shown in several “Birds in Art” exhibitions at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum