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Collection Highlights

The Big Country 2000, Oil on Board
Lanford Monroe United States, 1950 - 2000
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 -
Leaping Cottontail 1924, Gouache and Charcoal
Paul Bransom United States, 1885 - 1979
Forest Primeval c. 1940, Oil on Board
Gerard Curtis Delano United States, 1890 - 1972
Red Eagle Lake, Glacier National Park 1915, Oil on Canvas
John Fery Austria, 1859 - 1934
The Refuge 1994, Oil on Canvas
Tucker Smith United States, 1940 -
Coyote 1993, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto United States, 1936 -
The Peaceable Kingdom 1822 - 1825, Oil on Canvas
Edward Hicks United States, 1780 - 1849
King of the Forest n.d., Pastel on Paper
Rosa Bonheur France, 1822 - 1899
Pas de Deux 1975, Acrylic on Board
Robert Kuhn United States, 1920 - 2007
Wingmead 1943, Oil on Canvas
Richard E. Bishop United States, 1887 - 1975
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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.