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Collection Highlights

Arctic Gyr Falcon 1926, Watercolor
Louis Agassiz Fuertes United States, 1874 - 1927
Gray Spirit c. 1900, Bronze
Edward Kemeys United States, 1843 - 1907
Legends 1994, Oil on Canvas
Donna Howell-Sickles United States, 1949 -
What Bird is That? c. 1993, Oil on Canvas
Raymond Harris-Ching New Zealand, 1939 -
Tribal Hunt 1973, Oil on Canvas
John Clymer United States, 1907 - 1989
Elephants c. 1917, Oil on Canvas
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert Germany, 1865 - 1926
Woodland Prince 1880, Oil on Canvas
Thomas Hewes Hinckley United States, 1813 - 1896
Bears by the Stream c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
Tiger Observing Cranes c. 1890, Oil on Canvas/Panel
Jean-Leon Gerome France, 1824 - 1904
Coyote 1993, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto United States, 1936 -
Arktikwanderer 1899, Oil on Canvas
Richard Friese Germany, 1854 - 1918
Red Eagle Lake, Glacier National Park 1915, Oil on Canvas
John Fery Austria, 1859 - 1934
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The National Museum of Wildlife Art Collection features more than 550 artists and over 5,000 catalogued items. Dating from 2500 b.c. to the present, the collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, focusing primarily on European and American painting and sculpture. Our collection of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries is particularly strong, recording European exploration of the American West. Many of these works predate photography, making them vital representations of the frontier era in the history of the United States.

The collection covers various genres including explorer art, sporting art, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Modernism. The Museum also includes a wide variety of media, such as oil, bronze, stone, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, pencil, lithography, photography, and charcoal.

As the museum moves into its third decade, the scope of the collection is broadening to include wildlife art from around the world. Recent acquisitions include works from Africa and New Zealand.