Artist Gene Dieckhoner

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Gene studied art throughout his school years and graduated from Ohio University with a BFA degree. After spending three years as an officer in the Air Force and five years as a commercial artist in Los Angeles, he decided to focus his attention on the fine art field.

To bring an awareness of the world around us; to inspire appreciation of the vastness and diversity of this great land;  to revel in the comic exploits of those creatures who share our planet; all these ambitions are represented in Gene’s paintings and sculptures.

An admirer of the great illustrators and wildlife artists, Gene strives to achieve design, composition and color as well as accuracy of subject and scene.  He achieves a wide range of emotions and moods by utilizing the subtle differences of oil, watercolor and pencil.

Gene’s success has been proven by numerous awards for a variety of subjects and media.  Noteworthy accomplishments and commissions include 60 drawings for the Joshua Tree Nat’l Monument; over 100 drawings for the Los Angeles Times and Carte Blanche Magazine; a series of collectors plate on vanishing animals; two series of plates for the Bradford Exchange; series of puzzles for Bits and Pieces, including Mystery, Wildlife, and Sherlock Holmes themes; greeting cards for Leanin Tree Publishing Co.; and “Dog And Pony Show” figurine for The Trail of Painted Ponies.

Gene worked for Fox Animation Studios on a variety of projects including; Art Director on “Adventures From The Book Of Virtues”, sculpted maquette for “Anastasia”,  did conceptual design for “Titan AE” and “Ice Age”.  He also recently did story boards and background painting for “The Sedona Movie”.

His work is included in many private and corporate colections and has been seen in numerous books and magazines.  Gene continues to paint and sculpt out of his home studio in the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona which he shares with two Shelties.