Artist Honored in Hometown
ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) _ About 90 people gathered at the Onalaska Post Office on Wednesday to honor Arthur Anderson, winner of the 1986 Federal Duck Stamp Competition.
His painting of three redhead ducks in flight is reproduced on the 1987 U.S. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, which went on sale Wednesday.
Anderson bought the first stamp after a few opening remarks by Norma Opgrand, coordinator of the federal duck stamp program in Washington, D.C.
’The Bureau of Engraving says this is the prettiest stamp we’ve ever produced,″ said Ms. Opgrand.
Hunters and conservationists buy the stamp because money raised from its sale goes toward wetland acquisition and preservation.
Anderson will receive a plaque from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a block of 120 stamps autographed by the secretary of the interior.