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Collection Highlights

Elephants c. 1917, Oil on Canvas
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert Germany, 1865 - 1926
Swans 1913, Oil on Canvas
William Robinson Leigh United States, 1866 - 1955
To The Victor Belongs The Spoils 1901, Oil on Canvas
Charles Marion Russell United States, 1864 - 1926
Lone Wolf n.d., Oil on Canvas
Olaf Carl Seltzer Denmark, 1877 - 1957
Bears by the Stream c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
The Peaceable Kingdom 1822 - 1825, Oil on Canvas
Edward Hicks United States, 1780 - 1849
Gray Spirit c. 1900, Bronze
Edward Kemeys United States, 1843 - 1907
Northern King 1926, Oil on Canvas
Carl Rungius Germany, 1869 - 1959
African Black Rhino with Tick Birds (The Battleship of the Plains) 1912, Bronze
James Lippit Clark United States, 1883 - 1969
Skunk n.d., Oil on Board
Michael Coleman United States, 1946 -
Coyote 1993, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto United States, 1936 -
In the Forest c. 1880, Oil on Canvas
Albert Bierstadt Germany, immigrated to United States 1832, 1830 - 1902
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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.