Karl Geist

My first year of life was a prophetic one. I was born within a stones throw of the Bow River, and lived my first year in a cabin in the Cascade Valley of Banff National Park. Being so close to the wonders and marvels of the east slope of the Rocky Mountains, I could not help but be intrigued by the flora and fauna of this environment.

As I grew older I was influenced by my father, Dr. Valerius Geist, a professor of wildlife management; under his tutelage, I grew to appreciate and understand the complexities of the environs that surround me. His passion for outdoor activities rubbed off on me - in particular, fishing. It was not long before images associated with angling and fish, found their way into my first naive drawings and paintings. There, the images have stayed ever since.

My formal education has consisted of a four year Visual Communication Diploma from the Alberta College of Art and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Victoria.

With the exception of some childhood summers vacationing on the west coast and attending university, I have spent the majority of my time in Southern Alberta. I presently reside in Calgary and continue to find inspiration and enjoyment in the surrounding environments.

Prints availible from Fly shops in your area or call 1-403-288-1508 for shop directory

³ Brown Trout Study ²©
575 s/n edition*
$50 Can. , $40 U.S.
Image 7² x 9²
(Published from a water colour painting)

³ Brown Trout and Caddis²©
300 s/n edition*
$100 Can. , $80 U.S.
Image 15 x 26
(Published from a water colour painting)

³Brown Trout and Hopper² ©
450 s/n edition *
$100 Can. , $80 U.S.
Image 15 x 26
(Published from a water colour painting)

³ Rainbow Trout Study
/ Spawning Colours²©
575 s/n edition *
$50 Can. , $40 U.S.
Image 7² x 9²
(Published from a water colour painting)


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* 20 ARTIST PROOFS (A/P) PRINTED IN CANADA COPYRIGHT KARL A. GEIST 1996