Edward Kemeys United States, 1843 - 1907
Jessie Arms Botke United States, 1883 - 1971
Rockwell Kent United States, 1882 - 1971
Carl Rungius Germany, 1869 - 1959
Robert Kuhn United States, 1920 - 2007
Maynard Dixon United States, 1875 - 1946
Francis Lee Jaques United States, 1887 - 1969
Thomas Hill United Kingdom, 1829 - 1908
William Herbert Dunton United States, 1878 - 1936
John Nieto United States, 1936 -
Olaf Carl Seltzer Denmark, 1877 - 1957
George Catlin United States, 1796 - 1872
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.