Mille Funk has long been
known as one of the more perceptive realistic artists painting and sculpting
the contemporary West and its wildlife today. Her richly detailed paintings and
amazingly lifelike one-of-a-kind sculptures have now become Milles' trademark
and have garnered for her numerous awards and honors that include winning the
highly coveted gold and silver All Around Medal three years in a row at the
PRCAA Invitation Western Art Showcase held in Las Vegas, Nevada during the
National Finals Rodeo in December.
Born on Long Island, New York, Mille studied illustration for three years at the prestigious Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating and a stint working for American Artist Magazine, and in the advertising art field, Mille met and married PRCA Calf Roper, Bob Funk. Three children later and with a move to California in 1964, they've lived on their ranch in Fremont Valley ever since.
In spite of a full time painting and sculpting schedule, Mille still participates in the sport and business of rodeo by helping with the raising and training of registered quarter horses they use for their favorite rodeo events, calf roping and barrel racing
Mille is a many times published artist with numerous western magazine covers, Leanin' Tree card designs and limited edition prints. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Major art shows where Mille's work can be seen and enjoyed are: PRCAA Showcase, has shown there for 18 years; C. M. Russell, 4 years, D.V.49'rs, 14 years; Phippen, 4 years; Classic American, 2 years and numerous other shows.
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