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Collection Highlights

Red Eagle Lake, Glacier National Park 1915, Oil on Canvas
John Fery Austria, 1859 - 1934
Northern King 1926, Oil on Canvas
Carl Rungius Germany, 1869 - 1959
Hanging Grouse c. 1890, Oil on Canvas
Alexander Pope United States, 1849 - 1924
King of the Forest n.d., Pastel on Paper
Rosa Bonheur France, 1822 - 1899
Spring Antelope 1982, Oil on Board
Ken Carlson United States, 1937 -
Tiger Observing Cranes c. 1890, Oil on Canvas/Panel
Jean-Leon Gerome France, 1824 - 1904
African Black Rhino with Tick Birds (The Battleship of the Plains) 1912, Bronze
James Lippit Clark United States, 1883 - 1969
Eagle's Roost 1927-1946, Oil on Canvasboard
Maynard Dixon United States, 1875 - 1946
Tribal Hunt 1973, Oil on Canvas
John Clymer United States, 1907 - 1989
Fabricated Buffalo 1993, Bronze
Allan Houser Apache Tribe, 1914 - 1994
Two Lions, After Peter Paul Rubens c. 1820, Oil on Canvas
Theodore Gericault France, 1791 - 1824
Chief 1997, Acrylic on Canvas
Robert Bateman Canada, 1930 -
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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.