Collection

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Collection Highlights

Gray Spirit c. 1900, Bronze
Edward Kemeys United States, 1843 - 1907
Black Peacocks with Japanese Persimmons c. 1940, Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel
Jessie Arms Botke United States, 1883 - 1971
Mount Equinox, Vermont 1921 - 1923, Oil on Canvas
Rockwell Kent United States, 1882 - 1971
Northern King 1926, Oil on Canvas
Carl Rungius Germany, 1869 - 1959
Pas de Deux 1975, Acrylic on Board
Robert Kuhn United States, 1920 - 2007
Eagle's Roost 1927-1946, Oil on Canvasboard
Maynard Dixon United States, 1875 - 1946
Early Morning Whitetail 1945, Oil on Canvas mounted on Board
Francis Lee Jaques United States, 1887 - 1969
Two Stags Battling 1883, Oil on Canvas
Thomas Hill United Kingdom, 1829 - 1908
October in the Canyon Bottom 1926, Oil on Canvas
William Herbert Dunton United States, 1878 - 1936
Coyote 1993, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto United States, 1936 -
Lone Wolf n.d., Oil on Canvas
Olaf Carl Seltzer Denmark, 1877 - 1957
A Stag and a Doe c. 1850, Oil on Canvas
George Catlin United States, 1796 - 1872
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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.