Monte Dolack

Monte Dolack
Born in Montana and shaped by the love and nuturing of a hardworking family, Monte formed an intense interest in drawing and painting which was encouraged from early childhood.  Monte Dolack's creative art  captures the essence of the west in expressions that are both whimsical and serious.


A native of Great Falls, Monte Dolack grew up surrounded by the same sweeping vistas and big sky that inspired Charlie Russell. His love of Montana and passion for the West’s diverse landscapes and wildlife are evident in the images he creates and the commissions he undertakes.

After studying art at Montana State
University and The University of Montana, Monte opened his first studio in 1974, beginning a successful career in fine art and graphics. His best known early works – wild animals wreaking havoc in human homes – comprise his “Invaders Series,” exploring the myths of the West and how we view our relationship with our environment. The irresistible appeal of these images helped build Monte’s national reputation and continues to attract collectors.

Monte has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards in the course of his career, and his work is part of the collection of the Library of Congress, the American Association of Museums, the National Wildfire Foundation and numerous other museums and corporations. He was selected at the turn of the century by the Missoulian as one of the 100 most influential Montanans of the twentieth century.

A love of the natural world, combined with his exuberant curiosity and travel experiences, has shaped the content of Monte’s imagery. Blending mythology, technology and elements from nature, his work is infused with a sense of humor and irony. Monte’s keen interest in environmental issues has lead to commissions for the Nature Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife and Trout Unlimited as well as over 200 posters and prints for various organizations.
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After Hours - by Monte Dolack

After Hours

A school of trout pay a visit After Hours. Available as a fine art poster and notecard.
Animal Rites - by Monte Dolack

Animal Rites

Dancing wildlife, fish, and birds celebrate Animal Rites! Available as a fine art poster and notecard.
Bear's Den - by Monte Dolack

Bear's Den

A whimsical look at grizzly bears relaxing in the Bears Den.  An ideal piece to hang in your own den,...
Bearing Witness - by Monte Dolack

Bearing Witness

A grizzly bear stands and ponders the eruption of Yellowstone's most notable geyser, Old Faithful. Available as a fine...
Bears Of The World - by Monte Dolack

Bears Of The World

Bear Trust International commissioned Monte Dolack to paint the variety of bears of the world including the Grizzly, Black, Kodiac,...

Blackfoot Clearwater

Bordered by the Clearwater and Blackfoot Rivers in Western Montana, this beautiful, forty-thousand acre game range...
Cabin Fever Poster - by Monte Dolack

Cabin Fever

A new meaning for an old expression. A fisherman's dream?

Dancing Trout

A fly fisherman does the two-step with his catch of the day.  This whimsical work of art by Montana's premier...

Driven Wild

Driven Wild is available as a 32" x 25 1/2"  poster safely shipped to you in a tube, insured.  An...
Kitchen Preserve Poster - by Monte Dolack

Kitchen Preserve

Ducks invading and wreaking havoc in the kitchen! This whimsical rendering is part of Dolacks "Invader Series" and would...
Leave It To Beavers Poster - by Monte Dolack

Leave it to Beavers

A bevy of beavers with the munchies. So much for the log furniture.

Montana Power

Montana Power reveals the Bison/Buffalo as the monarch of the western plains. Monte Dolack's "Visions of Myth, Magic, and...
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