Roland Clark was born in 1874 in New Rochelle, New York. He graduated from the William Kellogg School in New York City, then went on to pursue his formal art training at the Art Students League. His sporting etchings and paintings brought him international acclaim and he was asked to create the Federal Duck Stamp design in 1938.
In addition to his renowned artwork, Clark was an accomplished writer. His first autobiographical collection of sporting articles and short stories was published in 1931. He illustrated the book with thirteen original etchings. It stands as one of the most valued sporting books of all time.