Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Places, New Artists

I just got back from a road trip up to Canada and discovered some talented artists along the way. There is a great Museum in Jackson Hole, WY named The National Museum of Wildlife Art. It contains a significant collection of contemporary wildlife art. My favorite pieces were by artist Carl Rungius. His work is colorful and interesting. Some of his works are just animals posing, but the best works in my mind are the ones that tell a story about nature that humans don't see.

Red Fox, 1933 by Carl Rungius, (1869-1959, Germany, active U.S. post 1894) Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40