Widely collected, he is in many of the finest corporate and private collections in the world. Ott Jones was honored in having Queen Elizabeth II acquire his sculpture, Birth of the Labrador and featured in Big Sky Journal Fly Fishing 2016 issue. Over his career Ott has placed 47 life-size and monumental sculptures throughout the nation.
Montana artist, Ott Jones, a professional sculptor for 30 years, has created a diverse collection of wildlife and sporting themed bronzes. His sculptures are recogized for their strong compositions, striking textures and subtly colored patinas. Ott’s work honestly reflects his fascination for his subjects and passion for the great outdoors.
Growing up in Spokane, Washington, Ott’s interest in art, wildlife and outdoor adventure was kindled as a young boy. “As far back as I can remember dad and I were bird hunting and fishing together. We still hunt and fish every opportunity we have. Because of these great experiences, I developed a keen appreciation and fascination for wildlife and a passion for the outdoors. At an early age, I began drawing and sculpting the animals and birds I observed.”
Attending Washington State University on a tennis scholarship, he graduated with a BA in education in 1982. After college Ott worked as a fishing guide for three summers and a welder’s helper in the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. It was during his time spent in Alaska that he realized he wanted to become a professional sculptor. Between his Alaska jobs, he studied under acclaimed sculptress, Veryl Goodnight.
A devoted family man, Ott, his wife, Joan, and their four children live in the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman, Montana. "I am fortunate in having a career as a wildlife sculptor and being able to support my family while living in Montana. It’s a wonderful place to call home and provides such great outdoor opportunities and inspiration which allows me to observe, on a daily basis, the wildlife that is so important to me.”
Holiday Small Works29 Nov - 24 Dec 2019A new selection of small works available On-line and In-store: Black Friday, November 29th Thank you for supporting small business! This seasons selection is from a variety of artists local and regional. It is an exciting start to the holiday season. The show will also be featured during Bozeman's downtown...
Amy Lay / Ott JonesArtist Reception Sep 13, 2019Opening reception with Amy Lay and Ott Jones Friday, September 13th from 6:00 - 8:00pm.
Grand Re-OpeningJune Artwalk 2018 8 - 20 Jun 2018Montana Trails is looking forward to opening our doors for the first summer artwalk of the 2018 season in downtown Bozeman with a great collection...