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Welcome to Fiddler's Green Studio

Western Art and Photography

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Artist Profile
Jim Hatzell is a graduate of the American Academy of Art in his native Chicago, Illinois (he has a degree in Advertising & Design/Illustration). He has a background in acrylic, watercolor and pen-n-ink illustration, but over the last several years has been concentrating on Western Photography.

Jim has a strong background in history, which comes in handy for his artwork, not to mention the 50 or more films he has been a part of. "Dances with Wolves", "Far and Away", "Gettysburg", "Geronimo", "Crazy Horse", "Rough Riders", "Ride with the Devil", "Skins", and most recently "Hidalgo". Also look for an upcoming episode of "Investigating History: The Mystery of Crazy Horse" coming to the History Channel in early 2005.

A South Dakota resident since 1981, Jim has volunteered as an art teacher at The Garfield Art School as well as many other community programs. He spent two summers working as a Park Ranger/Historic Interpreter at the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument. He is currently working as a stagehand at the Civic Center in Rapid City and also working as technical advisor on several upcoming film projects.

I also have thousands of photos published at MySpace.

Phone: (605) 341-0620


Address: 808 Fairview St.   Rapid City, South Dakota  57701



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Last modified: March 29, 2008