David Rottinghaus

David Rottinghaus

The slow roll of the Midwest farm country has always captured the heart of David Rottinghaus.  As a young boy growing up on a farm in North Iowa, he explored the hollows, creeks and thickets that meandered along corn stubbled fields and behind barns. He scouted wild game filled groves, enjoying the natural beauty of nature.  In school, David daydreamed of farming and hunting while study halls would find him sketching portraits of his classmates.  David didn’t see art as a career choice until ten years after he graduated from high school.  With encouragement from his family and friends, David attended Minnesota Technical College where he received a Commercial Art Degree.  In 1994, David founded Royalhaus Publishing, a private corporation that allows him to publish his own art.   Within 6 months of his first publishing, “US Art” Magazine, picked him as one of the nation’s top “Artist To Watch”, stating “the most appealing aspect of David’s work is the way he weaves in human elements and themes, adding emotion to his work.”   David has placed in the finals of the Federal Duck Stamp Competition, as well as, the Minnesota Duck, Pheasant and Trout design contest.    He has been recognized as a featured artist of the “Heritage Art Show” in Minneapolis.  As David continues with his inspirations, his followers continue to grow.  The farms David paints along with the stories those paintings tell, continue to magnetize many collectors.  His collectors have also been drawn to his “Young Entrepreneur Series” as well as his Christmas series. His original artwork has been displayed at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, and the Agricultural Hall of Fame in Kansas, and in more than 40 public and private collections.  In 1998 David returned to Nora Springs, Iowa and continues to paint from his studio on a 40-acre farm where he lives with his wife, Cheryl and their 3 children. 

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