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William Kuhnert  1865-1926


The undisputed father of wildlife art as we know it, Wilhelm Kuhnert’s love of travel and hunting, combined with his considerable gifts as a draftsman and anatomist, positioned him to become the first artist to capture animals in their natural habitat. Kuhnert lived and worked in India, Egypt and East Africa where he was known as “Lion Kuhnert” because of his fondness for and skill at painting lions. Rungius, Browne, Kuhn, Allen, Coleman, Carlson, Frazier, all follow in Kuhnert’s footsteps.

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