Phillip Crowe's most important influence in life has been his early years in the outdoors. "My grandfather and my father were quail hunters in southern Illinois. They let me tag along." Crowe's mother, however, was most instrumental in encouraging him to go to art school. After graduating from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, Crowe moved into commercial art and advertising. Crowe painted what he knew best: the outdoors and wildlife. As demand for his work grew, so did his range of subject matter.
Crowe has dedicated his time and art to helping many organizations
that care about the wildlife he loves. He has painted 35 state
duck and conservation stamps and has donated approximately $4
million in art prints and originals to the organizations. "This
environment is fragile; the balance is our responsibility, and
we must protect our outdoors for our children and our future."