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Collection Highlights

Two Stags Battling 1883, Oil on Canvas
Thomas Hill United Kingdom, 1829 - 1908
Black Peacocks with Japanese Persimmons c. 1940, Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel
Jessie Arms Botke United States, 1883 - 1971
So You Wanna Get Married, Eh? 1886, Oil on Canvas
William Holbrook Beard United States, 1824 - 1900
Forest Primeval c. 1940, Oil on Board
Gerard Curtis Delano United States, 1890 - 1972
Mountain Brook Minks 1848, Oil on Canvas
John Woodhouse Audubon United States, 1812 - 1862
Tribal Hunt 1973, Oil on Canvas
John Clymer United States, 1907 - 1989
The Refuge 1994, Oil on Canvas
Tucker Smith United States, 1940 -
Mount Equinox, Vermont 1921 - 1923, Oil on Canvas
Rockwell Kent United States, 1882 - 1971
Panther Attacking a Stag 1857, Bronze
Antoine-Louis Barye France, 1795 - 1875
Spring Antelope 1982, Oil on Board
Ken Carlson United States, 1937 -
The Big Country 2000, Oil on Board
Lanford Monroe United States, 1950 - 2000
Early Morning Whitetail 1945, Oil on Canvas mounted on Board
Francis Lee Jaques United States, 1887 - 1969
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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.