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Seton Biography

Chronology and facts about Seton’s life

Seton in Montana and New York 1897-1902

Seton in Montana and New York 1897-1902

Untitled bear, 19th Century, Ernest Thompson Seton Following the success of Art Anatomy, Seton received a major illustration assignment for Bird-Life (1897), an avian natural history book and identification key by the ornithologist Frank M. Chapman. A second book...

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Art Anatomy of Animals 1894 to 1896 Biography

Art Anatomy of Animals 1894 to 1896 Biography

The Anatomy of the Greyhound. The Important Muscles  (reproduced from the book). Seton published a major work in 1896, Studies in the Art Anatomy of Animals. It is an exquisite blending of art and science. The two years of Seton’s life following his return east from...

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Seton Epic Paintings 1893 to 1895 Biography

Seton Epic Paintings 1893 to 1895 Biography

Two paintings by Ernest Thompson Seton: Triumph of the Wolves (oil/canvas 53 x 79”) and The Pursuit (oil/canvas 44.5 x 59.5” see below). Images courtesy of National Scouting Museum—Philmont Scout Ranch Two major Seton paintings, Triumph of the Wolves (Triomphe des...

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Sleeping Wolf in Paris Biography

Sleeping Wolf in Paris Biography

Sleeping Wolf, oil, 1891, Academy for the Love of Learning There were worse things than to be an unmarried artist living in Paris in January 1891. Like other foreigners, Seton became a student at Académie Julian. Nude models (shocking! and not available in New York or...

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Seton meets Joseph Wolf in 1890 Biography

Seton meets Joseph Wolf in 1890 Biography

Hawk study (drawing) by Joseph Wolf drawing from Seton’s personal collection Seton embarked for London in June of 1890, made a brief sojourn to Paris in August, but returned to England for the autumn and early winter. He had been disappointed in France “to find the...

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Seton and Manitoba 1882-1883 Biography

Seton and Manitoba 1882-1883 Biography

Great Ring-Billed Gull, Academy for the Love of Learning Upon his return from London (and abandonment of life as an art student), Seton moved back in with his parents for what must have seemed an interminable five months. Apparently the only thing he and his father...

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