Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Bob Kuhn (1920-2007)
Selected wildlife painter of the year in 1998 by the Friends of Western Art in Tucson, Arizona, Robert Kuhn was born in Buffalo, New York in 1920, and was educated at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  He was an illustrator for most of the top outdoor magazines during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and moved on to gallery work in 1970. A Wildlife Art article, September 2001, labelled Kuhn as "one of the last direct descendants from the Golden Age of Illustration...(a period) that produced the most competent legion of realist painters this continent has ever known." In 2001, the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming held an unprecedented retrospective spanning Kuhn's 60-year career. Kuhn made numerous expeditions to Africa, Alaska, and throughout Canada and the American West. He credited Paul Bransom as a major influence because of Bransom's insistence on good, accurate drawing.
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