Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Art Review - "Moose Near Long Lake" by Carl Rungius

Today's #MuseumTourTuesday is a piece by wildlife artist Carl Rungius at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas.

Born in Germany in 1869, Rungius spent much of his free time sketching animals at the Berlin Zoo. At the age of 27, he immigrated to the United States and focused on landscape and wildlife paintings. He became known as the first career wildlife artist in North America.

This piece clearly shows Rungius' love for both wildlife and the landscape. While the animals are beautifully painted, just as much attention is given to the surrounding landscape, with its atmospheric qualities. The paint textures that Rungius achieved in his work have become a standard for other wildlife artists who have since followed.

"Moose Near Long Lake" • Carl Rungius • Oil on Canvas
• 29" x 44" • 1905

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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