Born 1960 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Wilhelm J. Goebel is a national known wildlife artist. A graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca New York, Goebel received a degree in biology. He has made a lifetime study of bird anatomy and made field trips throughout Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies to study wildlife. His paintings have been featured in many publications including Outdoor Life, National Wildlife, Birdwatchers Digest, Sporting Classics and Wildlife Art Magazine to name a few.
Goebel’s work is displayed in numerous galleries and museums in the United States and Canada including Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Bennington Center for the Arts, the U.S. Postal Museum, the National Wildlife Federation and The Ward Museum of Wildlife Art. His paintings are also found in many private collections across the country.
His artwork has benefited organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited and Wildlife Forever. Among his many artistic accomplishments he was chosen as the 2007Grand National Waterfowl Association Artist of the Year, 2007 and 2004 National Wild Turkey Federation Stamp Print Artist of the Year, 2002 National Wild Turkey Federation Artist of the Year, Ducks Unlimited 1997 International Artist of the Year, and in 1995 won wildlife arts most prestigious award, the Federal Duck Stamp contest. His entry entitled “Surf Scoters at Barnegat Lighthouse” graced the 1996-97 Federal Duck Stamp. He has also designed numerous state duck stamps for Alaska, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Virginia and North Carolina. Visit his website at www.wjgoebel.com.