Collection

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Collection Highlights

Hanging Grouse c. 1890, Oil on Canvas
Alexander Pope United States, 1849 - 1924
Panther Attacking a Stag 1857, Bronze
Antoine-Louis Barye France, 1795 - 1875
Skunk n.d., Oil on Board
Michael Coleman United States, 1946 -
Arctic Gyr Falcon 1926, Watercolor
Louis Agassiz Fuertes United States, 1874 - 1927
Early Morning Whitetail 1945, Oil on Canvas mounted on Board
Francis Lee Jaques United States, 1887 - 1969
Chief 1997, Acrylic on Canvas
Robert Bateman Canada, 1930 -
Eagle's Roost 1927-1946, Oil on Canvasboard
Maynard Dixon United States, 1875 - 1946
Bears by the Stream c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
Two Stags Battling 1883, Oil on Canvas
Thomas Hill United Kingdom, 1829 - 1908
Forest Primeval c. 1940, Oil on Board
Gerard Curtis Delano United States, 1890 - 1972
The Refuge 1994, Oil on Canvas
Tucker Smith United States, 1940 -
Caracal 1902, Pen and Ink, Charcoal Wash, and White Gouache
Charles Livingston Bull United States, 1874 - 1932
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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.