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Collection Highlights

Eagle's Roost 1927-1946, Oil on Canvasboard
Maynard Dixon United States, 1875 - 1946
Bears by the Stream c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
Mountain Brook Minks 1848, Oil on Canvas
John Woodhouse Audubon United States, 1812 - 1862
Black Peacocks with Japanese Persimmons c. 1940, Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel
Jessie Arms Botke United States, 1883 - 1971
The Big Country 2000, Oil on Board
Lanford Monroe United States, 1950 - 2000
Tiger Observing Cranes c. 1890, Oil on Canvas/Panel
Jean-Leon Gerome France, 1824 - 1904
Creature Comforts 2000, Riverstone
Steve Kestrel United States, 1947 -
Swans 1913, Oil on Canvas
William Robinson Leigh United States, 1866 - 1955
Elephants c. 1917, Oil on Canvas
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert Germany, 1865 - 1926
Tribal Hunt 1973, Oil on Canvas
John Clymer United States, 1907 - 1989
Red Eagle Lake, Glacier National Park 1915, Oil on Canvas
John Fery Austria, 1859 - 1934
Legends 1994, Oil on Canvas
Donna Howell-Sickles United States, 1949 -
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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.