American 19-20th Century Wildlife Art




This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 19-20h Century Wildlife Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton (1/29/11)

American Menagerie (8/28/08)

Wild at Heart: National Museum of Wildlife Art (12/15/07)

Frank W. Benson ­ Sportsman/Etcher (9/20/05)

Animal Sculpture in the Folk Tradition (5/20/05)

Desert Tracks: Wildlife Art of the American Southwest (10/25/00)

The Sporting View: American Sporting Art from the Collection of Robert B. Mayo (10/8/00)

Heritage of Audobon III (3/14/00)

Unbroken Spirit: The Wild Horse in the American Landscape; Wild Horses: An Intgral part of the Natural System, essay by Charles R. Preston (7/17/99)


TFAO references:

A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved 320 pages referencing "Wildlife"


(above: poster, Federal Art Project, Works Progress Administration)


From other web sites:

A Brush with Wildlife: Create a Composition with Carl Rungius and Art Tales: Telling Stories with Wildlife Art from National Museum of Wildlife Art. Accessed August, 2015

Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists is a 2019 exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum which says: "Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists considers the representation of the American buffalo from two perspectives: a selection of paintings by George Catlin (1796-1872), and works by modern Native artists Woodrow Crumbo, Paul Flying Eagle Goodbear, Allan Houser, Julian Martinez, Fritz Scholder, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Awa Tsireh, Thomas Vigil, and Beatien Yazz."  Accessed 12/19


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and these books:

Unbroken Spirit: Wild Horses in the American Landscape, by Frances B. Clymer. Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Oct 1, 1999 - 103 pages. See Unbroken Spirit: The Wild Horse in the American Landscape; Wild Horses: An Intgral part of the Natural System, essay by Charles R. Preston (7/17/99)

Carl Rungius Western Wildlife: An Exhibition of Paintings on Loan from the Glenbow..., By Carl Rungius, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1977 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. 12 pages

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