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Collection Highlights

Swans 1913, Oil on Canvas
William Robinson Leigh United States, 1866 - 1955
African Black Rhino with Tick Birds (The Battleship of the Plains) 1912, Bronze
James Lippit Clark United States, 1883 - 1969
Two Lions, After Peter Paul Rubens c. 1820, Oil on Canvas
Theodore Gericault France, 1791 - 1824
King of the Forest n.d., Pastel on Paper
Rosa Bonheur France, 1822 - 1899
Mountain Brook Minks 1848, Oil on Canvas
John Woodhouse Audubon United States, 1812 - 1862
To The Victor Belongs The Spoils 1901, Oil on Canvas
Charles Marion Russell United States, 1864 - 1926
So You Wanna Get Married, Eh? 1886, Oil on Canvas
William Holbrook Beard United States, 1824 - 1900
The Refuge 1994, Oil on Canvas
Tucker Smith United States, 1940 -
Two Stags Battling 1883, Oil on Canvas
Thomas Hill United Kingdom, 1829 - 1908
Bears by the Stream c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
Chief 1997, Acrylic on Canvas
Robert Bateman Canada, 1930 -
Mount Equinox, Vermont 1921 - 1923, Oil on Canvas
Rockwell Kent United States, 1882 - 1971
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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.