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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
To The Victor Belongs The Spoils 1901, Oil on Canvas
Charles Marion Russell United States, 1864 - 1926
African Black Rhino with Tick Birds (The Battleship of the Plains) 1912, Bronze
James Lippit Clark United States, 1883 - 1969
In the Forest c. 1880, Oil on Canvas
Albert Bierstadt Germany, immigrated to United States 1832, 1830 - 1902
Snowy Owls c. 1830, Hand-Colored Engraving
John James Audubon France, active United States 1803 - 24, 1785 - 1851
Eagle's Roost 1927-1946, Oil on Canvasboard
Maynard Dixon United States, 1875 - 1946
The Big Country 2000, Oil on Board
Lanford Monroe United States, 1950 - 2000
Woodland Prince 1880, Oil on Canvas
Thomas Hewes Hinckley United States, 1813 - 1896
Northern King 1926, Oil on Canvas
Carl Rungius Germany, 1869 - 1959
Tiger Observing Cranes c. 1890, Oil on Canvas/Panel
Jean-Leon Gerome France, 1824 - 1904
Fabricated Buffalo 1993, Bronze
Allan Houser Apache Tribe, 1914 - 1994
Swans 1913, Oil on Canvas
William Robinson Leigh United States, 1866 - 1955
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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.