John Woodhouse Audubon United States, 1812 - 1862
Theodore Gericault France, 1791 - 1824
Edward Kemeys United States, 1843 - 1907
Gerard Curtis Delano United States, 1890 - 1972
Paul Bransom United States, 1885 - 1979
Robert Bateman Canada, 1930 -
Lanford Monroe United States, 1950 - 2000
Ken Carlson United States, 1937 -
John Fery Austria, 1859 - 1934
Allan Houser Apache Tribe, 1914 - 1994
Rockwell Kent United States, 1882 - 1971
Antoine-Louis Barye France, 1795 - 1875
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.