Seton Synoptic Drawings

Seton Synoptic Drawings

Kit Fox and His kingdom (All image rights to Seton artwork reserved by the Academy for the Love of Learning. Click images to enlarge.) A single photograph can capture a limited amount of information about an animal and its environment. The drawing medium, however, can...
Seton’s First Art Commission

Seton’s First Art Commission

Seton Note on the Christmas Card Originals (shown below) At the age of 21 (in 1881) Seton received a bill for his upbringing from his father – or so he claimed. (If any other of the many children from that family was treated similarly, I haven’t found a record of it.)...
Seton’s Painted Landscapes

Seton’s Painted Landscapes

Untitled Paintings by Seton – Click images to enlarge Landscape painting has a surprisingly short history. That is, where nature itself is the subject, not as backdrop for human activities and architecture. H.W. Janson’s massive History of Art doesn’t even list...
Seton’s Drawn Landscapes

Seton’s Drawn Landscapes

Seton’s fame as a wildlife artist came in part from his ecological scene setting landscape backgrounds. His landscape drawings and paintings without animals are also highly accomplished. In this posting we will look at drawings. I have selected a several images...
Two Really Wild Cats Ocelot and Bobcat

Two Really Wild Cats Ocelot and Bobcat

Bobcat Bobcats are a curious lot. I know three people who within the last couple of years have had one of these beautiful felines come up to their houses and take a look into a window. Peeping toms? At the beginning of November, I saw one—very dark colored—cross the...

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