American wildlife art presentation

Date: November 29, 2008Time: 2:00 pm
Location:  Show map Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ
Contact: Richard BrillPhone: 847-251-5522
American Wildlife Art Author and Expert
Appearing in Tucson

    David J. Wagner, national authority on wildlife art, museum director, curator and author of his field’s first comprehensive retrospective entitled American Wildlife Art, will examine his engaging discipline and new book in Tucson.  Wagner will narrate a computer slide-lecture on “the definitive work on the history of American wildlife art,” beginning at 2:00 p. m., Saturday, Nov. 29th at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
    Wagner will discuss and project brilliant artworks from the most illustrious wildlife artists in American history.  He begins with John White who drew the New World’s animals and native Americans for eager Europeans in the late 1500s.  Mark Catesby illustrated American natural history in the early 1700s.  Famous wildlife artists of our emerging nation include James Audubon, Alexander Wilson and Arthur Tait for Currier & Ives.  American Wildlife Art continues through the present day by documenting and illustrating leading contemporary artists like Roger Tory Peterson, Robert Bateman, Bob Kuhn, Ray Harm, and Kent Ullberg.
    Wagner’s museum-quality, oversized, 424-page volume contains 310 beautiful illustrations.  It reviews American wildlife art history, its premier artists and their contributions to our nation.  American Wildlife Art is drawing enthusiastic reviews from artists, historians, magazines and museums, and winning praise from lovers of art, animals, birds, conservation and nature.
The Nov. 29th presentation takes place at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road in Tucson.  For information on the presentation, contact Susan T. Fisher at 520-883-3082.  For information on David Wagner and his book, check www.american-wildlife-art.com.