George H Gard Jr Passes

George H Gard Jr drew all the WCHF Gallery plaque art until he retired. He would create pen-and-ink drawing of the inductee from a photo on a piece of paper. Then WCHF Executive Secretary Bill Horvath would take it to Point Trophy to burn the image onto the plaque using a laser.

George H Gard Jr, the artist who drew the portraits for the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame plaques for many years on October 4, 2016. He had a rich and interesting life, including a long stint with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

WCHF Governor Bill Berry wrote: “George was a quiet and unassuming man with many talents. His home’s walls were covered with his artwork.” Read his obituary here.

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