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Tom Hennessey

Tom Hennessey (1937-2018) was one of Maine’s best-loved sporting artists and outdoor writers. He was the author of two previous books, Feathers ’n Fins and Handy to Home, and his illustrations appeared in numerous publications, including Field & Stream, Bangor Daily News, and Harris Publications of New York Sporting Magazines. His paintings were shown at Crossroads of Sport in New York, and are included in many of the finest private and corporate collections of sporting art.

Hennessey grew up in Brewer, Maine, where he had a salmon river, the Penobscot, at his front door and game-abundant fields and woodlands at his back door. His lifelong love of hunting and fishing would launch his career, and as his reputation grew, he was invited to hunting and fishing grounds throughout the United States and beyond. Hennessey was one of 30 artists selected from the United States, Canada, and England to be represented in Canada Ducks Unlimited Portfolio of Waterfowl of North America. When he wasn't painting, he could usually be found in a canoe or a duck blind or behind a bird dog, where in addition to fish and game he gathered inspiration for his paintings. 

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