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Collection Highlights

Wingmead 1943, Oil on Canvas
Richard E. Bishop United States, 1887 - 1975
Chief 1997, Acrylic on Canvas
Robert Bateman Canada, 1930 -
Eagle's Roost 1927-1946, Oil on Canvasboard
Maynard Dixon United States, 1875 - 1946
So You Wanna Get Married, Eh? 1886, Oil on Canvas
William Holbrook Beard United States, 1824 - 1900
Bears by the Stream c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
Spring Antelope 1982, Oil on Board
Ken Carlson United States, 1937 -
Gray Spirit c. 1900, Bronze
Edward Kemeys United States, 1843 - 1907
A Stag and a Doe c. 1850, Oil on Canvas
George Catlin United States, 1796 - 1872
October in the Canyon Bottom 1926, Oil on Canvas
William Herbert Dunton United States, 1878 - 1936
Early Morning Whitetail 1945, Oil on Canvas mounted on Board
Francis Lee Jaques United States, 1887 - 1969
Mount Equinox, Vermont 1921 - 1923, Oil on Canvas
Rockwell Kent United States, 1882 - 1971
Skunk n.d., Oil on Board
Michael Coleman United States, 1946 -
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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.