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Collection Highlights

Two Lions, After Peter Paul Rubens c. 1820, Oil on Canvas
Theodore Gericault France, 1791 - 1824
Bears by the Stream c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
Herman Herzog Germany, active United States 1869-1932, 1832 - 1932
Tribal Hunt 1973, Oil on Canvas
John Clymer United States, 1907 - 1989
Deer Among the Aspens 1939, Oil on Canvas
Ernest Martin Hennings United States, 1886 - 1956
Coyote 1993, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto United States, 1936 -
A Stag and a Doe c. 1850, Oil on Canvas
George Catlin United States, 1796 - 1872
Mountain Brook Minks 1848, Oil on Canvas
John Woodhouse Audubon United States, 1812 - 1862
In the Forest c. 1880, Oil on Canvas
Albert Bierstadt Germany, immigrated to United States 1832, 1830 - 1902
Caracal 1902, Pen and Ink, Charcoal Wash, and White Gouache
Charles Livingston Bull United States, 1874 - 1932
So You Wanna Get Married, Eh? 1886, Oil on Canvas
William Holbrook Beard United States, 1824 - 1900
Two Stags Battling 1883, Oil on Canvas
Thomas Hill United Kingdom, 1829 - 1908
To The Victor Belongs The Spoils 1901, Oil on Canvas
Charles Marion Russell United States, 1864 - 1926
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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.


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The National Museum of Wildlife Art is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for collection preservation.