By Kevin Murphy
Stevens Point artist and naturalist Virgil Beck has done it again.
His illustration was selected last week by the Department of Natural Resources for use as the background on a hunting stamp, the eighth time a piece of Beck’s art has been chosen for such an honor...
...Beck began drawing at age 4 and painting at 8, and he won his first statewide art contest at 17. He earned a degree in fine art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a natural resources-related degree from UW-Stevens Point.
“That second degree helped me better understand the anatomy of animals and plant structures. I also continued to get a lot of advice on my paintings from George Becker and other (UWSP) teachers,” he said.