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Robert F. Kuhn

American, 1920 - 2007

Place of Birth:United States of America
Robert Kuhn was born and grew up in Buffalo, New York. As a boy, he began to observe and draw animals at the nearby Buffalo Zoo. In 1937, Kuhn attended the Pratt Institute in New York City where he studied design, anatomy, and life-drawing. For the next 30 years, he was one of the most popular wildlife illustrators in America. His work appeared in many publications. In 1970, Kuhn turned exclusively to easel painting.

Kuhn often painted simple backgrounds with horizontal bands of color and light. He worked primarily in acrylic and is well known for his ability to paint the particular movements and personalities of wild animals. Kuhn was a member of the Society of Animal Artists in New York and his works are featured in the permanent collections of many museums including the National Museum of Wildlife Art. At the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, his painting Lair of the Cat, won the prestigious 1991 Prix de West awarded by the Academy of Western Art.
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