Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
Charles Marion Russell United States, 1864 - 1926
James Lippit Clark United States, 1883 - 1969
Albert Bierstadt Germany, immigrated to United States 1832, 1830 - 1902
John James Audubon France, active United States 1803 - 24, 1785 - 1851
Maynard Dixon United States, 1875 - 1946
Lanford Monroe United States, 1950 - 2000
Thomas Hewes Hinckley United States, 1813 - 1896
Carl Rungius Germany, 1869 - 1959
Jean-Leon Gerome France, 1824 - 1904
Allan Houser Apache Tribe, 1914 - 1994
William Robinson Leigh United States, 1866 - 1955
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.