28 x 35"
"American Anthem" expresses the ease of soaring the peaks with elk as a backdrop to one of James Meger's most famous paintings. James A. Meger couldn't remember a time in his life that he didn't want to be an artist. His rural upbringing and his love of nature were the inspirations for his paintings and he often dreamed of combining these loves with a career. With a lot of outside encouragement, he gave up teaching and six weeks later won the Minnesota State Duck Stamp Competition for 1980. His career took off from that point garnering numerous awards including over 15 Best of Show and Popular Choice awards at major national shows.