For more than half a century Tony Angell has worked in stone and bronze to create works inspired by the natural history that surrounds him at his home and studio in the Pacific Northwest. With his sculptures he seeks to convey the beauty of form and the dynamic and unique aspects of his subject's character. He knows them well from his time in the field as well as the even more direct contact he experiences when he works with the animals that reside at his home many of which he rehabilitates for release back into the wild.
While applying his energies principally to his sculptural efforts, Tony has nevertheless written and or illustrated more than fifteen books related to natural history. His latest The House of Owls (2015 Yale University Press) was the winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award. His illustrations for his book, In the Company of Crows and Ravens received the prestigious International Victoria and Albert Prize in 2007. Over the years four of his books have received the Washington State book Award for non fiction. A book on his work, Puget Sound Through an Artist's Eye was published by the University of Washington Press in 2009.
An elected Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a member of the University of Washington's Department of Communication's Hall of Fame, the artist has always felt that fine art can convey truths otherwise unattainable by words alone. With that in mind his public sculpture/monuments have been installed throughout the Pacific Northwest in settings where his interpretation of a wild subject becomes something of a welcoming force to the region itself. In 2001, the artist was selected for the Master Artist Award at the annual Birds in Art event at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau Wi.
Angell and his wife Lee have four daughters and maintain a studio on Lopez Island in the Salish Sea north of their Seattle Washington home. For further information see Tony's web site at: tonyangell.net.