Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius

Paintings

Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius

Paintings

Also known as Carl Rungius; Rungius, Carl; Rungius, Carl N. A.

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Berlin (Berlin state, Germany)

Biography:
With an artistic career that spanned over 50 years, Carl Rungius can arguably be called America's greatest wildlife painter. He had extensive artistic training in his native Germany and was already demonstrating his skill as a painter when he migrated to New York in 1894. There he found work as an illustrator, but quickly established his career as an easel painter. He was elected to the National Academy of Design as an associate member in 1913 and gained full membership in 1920. By then he made several trips to the rugged territory of the Canadian Northwest and the mountains of Wyoming and Montana. He was an avid big game hunter and had early on learned much about animal anatomy from his grandfather, who was a taxidermist. Rungius painted from life, and he combined his two great loves, hunting and art, on long trips in the wilderness. He sketched on site, often using the big horn sheep, elks, and moose that he brought down as subjects. He achieved highly realistic studies and paintings of his animal subjects by posing the felled animals with the use of ropes tied to trees. While he devoted himself to wildlife art throughout his career, his style evolved from precise realism to a more loose impressionistic style toward the end of his life. He produced many sketches, both in pencil and oil, for his larger complete paintings.


 

Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
CARL CLEMENS MORITZ RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959) His Domain, circa 1916 Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 c
CARL CLEMENS MORITZ RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959)His Domain, circa 1916Oil on canvas30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 c...
Lot 77145
Auction 5219
Saturday, May 2, 2015
$245,000.00
CARL CLEMENS MORITZ RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959) Caribou on the Tundra, 1938 Oil on canvas 30-1/2 x 40 inches (77.5
CARL CLEMENS MORITZ RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959)Caribou on the Tundra, 1938Oil on canvas 30-1/2 x 40 inches (77.5...
Lot 76045
Auction 5116
Saturday, November 10, 2012
$182,500.00
CARL CLEMENS MORITZ RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959) Olympic Elk Oil on canvas 30 x 46-1/4 inches (76.2 x 117.5 cm) Sig
CARL CLEMENS MORITZ RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959)Olympic ElkOil on canvas30 x 46-1/4 inches (76.2 x 117.5 cm)Sig...
Lot 68254
Auction 5198
Monday, November 17, 2014
$115,000.00
CARL CLEMENS MORITZ RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959) Elk, 1906 Oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm) Signed low
CARL CLEMENS MORITZ RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959)Elk, 1906Oil on canvas18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)Signed low...
Lot 70024
Auction 5148
Thursday, November 14, 2013
$48,094.69
CARL RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959) Moose, Alberta Oil on canvas 18-1/4 x 24-1/4 inches (46.4 x 61.6 cm) Signed lower
CARL RUNGIUS (American, 1869-1959)Moose, AlbertaOil on canvas18-1/4 x 24-1/4 inches (46.4 x 61.6 cm)Signed lower...
Lot 76420
Auction 5050
Saturday, November 20, 2010
$35,850.00

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