Robert Ottokar Lindneux1871 - 1970
Born: December 11, 1871, New York, New York
Died: November 24, 1970, Denver, Colorado
Robert Lindneux is best known for his western genre and portrait paintings. At the age of sixteen, he traveled to Europe and studied under Benjamin Vautier at the National Academy of Art in Dusseldorf. Lindneux also attended classes at The Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Academy in Munich where he studied with Frank Stuck. Returning to America in 1899, Lindneux began traveling west, eventually settling in Denver, Colorado where he was greatly inspired and painted some of his best works. During his lifetime, he attained substantial, however local, recognition.
With binoculars in hand, Lindneux sketched big game in the field and then completed paintings in the studio. The National Museum of Wildlife Art's Wolf depicts a lone wolf, unaware of any human presence, walking through a desert landscape. Wolf is typical of Lindneux's compositions, which often contain a large, central animal.
Lindneux was a member of the Royal Society of Artists and his work is recognized in many private collections and museums, including the Thomas Gilcrease Institute, the Whitney Gallery of Western American Art, the Frank Phillips Museum, the Colorado Historical Society, the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, which houses one painting and seventeen of his drawings.