Abita Springs Artist Dale Hauck became a well-known and appreciated St. Tammany artist. While his background was in painting, especially lifelike portraits of birds, he began to work in the intricate woodworking art of duck decoys, rocking horses, and small tables.
He and his wife opened an art gallery and frame shop in Abita Springs in late 1978.
In 1981, the chamber of commerce said about Hauck, "The appeal of Dale Hauck's art work lies in the fresh approach he takes with his media in depicting the further dimensions of the world of nature. He works in wood, acrylic and watercolors."
His bird paintings and prints are favored items at auctions and galleries. Hauck is known for his wildlife paintings executed with a high level of detail and precision, and his work can be found in many private and public collections in Louisiana and the United States.
Here are news items from the late 1970's telling about his work and exhibitions. Click on the images below to make them larger and more readable.