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Collection Highlights

Bears by the Stream c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
Gray Spirit c. 1900, Bronze
Edward Kemeys United States, 1843 - 1907
In the Forest c. 1880, Oil on Canvas
Albert Bierstadt Germany, immigrated to United States 1832, 1830 - 1902
Skunk n.d., Oil on Board
Michael Coleman United States, 1946 -
Lone Wolf n.d., Oil on Canvas
Olaf Carl Seltzer Denmark, 1877 - 1957
Elephants c. 1917, Oil on Canvas
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert Germany, 1865 - 1926
African Black Rhino with Tick Birds (The Battleship of the Plains) 1912, Bronze
James Lippit Clark United States, 1883 - 1969
Forest Primeval c. 1940, Oil on Board
Gerard Curtis Delano United States, 1890 - 1972
Mountain Brook Minks 1848, Oil on Canvas
John Woodhouse Audubon United States, 1812 - 1862
A Stag and a Doe c. 1850, Oil on Canvas
George Catlin United States, 1796 - 1872
Panther Attacking a Stag 1857, Bronze
Antoine-Louis Barye France, 1795 - 1875
Arktikwanderer 1899, Oil on Canvas
Richard Friese Germany, 1854 - 1918
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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.


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The National Museum of Wildlife Art is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for collection preservation.