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Legend Biography

Les Kouba


Outdoor Artist Specializing in Waterfowl Paintings

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Known by many for his "famous 13" subjects, Les Kouba has done
much for the wildlife he paints. His contribution to Ducks Unlimited, for
example, has raised over $7 million. He was named Minnesota DU Artist
of the Year and was the Pheasants Forever Artist of the Year for 1993.
Kouba's achievements include winning the Federal Duck Stamp Contest
in both 1958 and 1967. He has also designed over 35 conservation stamp
prints designs. Winner of innumerable awards, Kouba was the recipient
of the 1980 King Charles award, Czech Museum, Prague,
Czechoslovakia. He was also the 1976 DU International Artist of the

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