Collection

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Collection Highlights

Tribal Hunt 1973, Oil on Canvas
John Clymer United States, 1907 - 1989
Skunk n.d., Oil on Board
Michael Coleman United States, 1946 -
Arktikwanderer 1899, Oil on Canvas
Richard Friese Germany, 1854 - 1918
Creature Comforts 2000, Riverstone
Steve Kestrel United States, 1947 -
The Big Country 2000, Oil on Board
Lanford Monroe United States, 1950 - 2000
In the Forest c. 1880, Oil on Canvas
Albert Bierstadt Germany, immigrated to United States 1832, 1830 - 1902
Spring Antelope 1982, Oil on Board
Ken Carlson United States, 1937 -
What Bird is That? c. 1993, Oil on Canvas
Raymond Harris-Ching New Zealand, 1939 -
Elephants c. 1917, Oil on Canvas
Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert Germany, 1865 - 1926
Northern King 1926, Oil on Canvas
Carl Rungius Germany, 1869 - 1959
October in the Canyon Bottom 1926, Oil on Canvas
William Herbert Dunton United States, 1878 - 1936
Woodland Prince 1880, Oil on Canvas
Thomas Hewes Hinckley United States, 1813 - 1896
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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.