Charles Marion Russell United States, 1864 - 1926
John Clymer United States, 1907 - 1989
Jean-Leon Gerome France, 1824 - 1904
Robert Bateman Canada, 1930 -
Jessie Arms Botke United States, 1883 - 1971
Allan Houser Apache Tribe, 1914 - 1994
Alexander Pope United States, 1849 - 1924
Richard E. Bishop United States, 1887 - 1975
Raymond Harris-Ching New Zealand, 1939 -
Carl Rungius Germany, 1869 - 1959
Albert Bierstadt Germany, immigrated to United States 1832, 1830 - 1902
Gerard Curtis Delano United States, 1890 - 1972
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.