Carl Rungius

Artist Bio

Carl Rungius left his home in Berlin in 1894 to come to the United States to roam, hunt and paint America’s big game animals. For the next fifty years, Rungius developed an expressive, dramatic approach to depicting America’s high country game animals on canvas, rooted in naturalism but not at all photographic. Rungius’s skills grew through his association with naturalists like Caspar Whitney and William Hornaday, the director of the New York Zoological Society (now the Bronx Zoo). His long trips to the Rockies, Alberta and the Yukon in the first decade of the 20th century gave rise to his signature style.

Artwork to be Showcased

Out of the Canyon

Lot 321

Out of the Canyon

Drypoint Etching
8 x 11 inches
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold For: $ 29,250
Challenged

Lot 322

Challenged

Drypoint Etching
8 x 11 inches
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold For: $ 11,700
Dall Sheep

Lot 323

Dall Sheep

Drypoint Etching
8 x 11 inches
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold For: $ 14,040
Alaskan Wilderness

Lot 324

Alaskan Wilderness

Drypoint Etching
8 x 11 inches
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold For: $ 11,700
Grizzly Bear

Lot 325

Grizzly Bear

Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000
Sold For: $ 468,000
Singing Meadows

Lot 326

Singing Meadows

Oil on canvas
9 x 11 inches
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold For: $ 9,945
Lake Louise

Lot 327

Lake Louise

Oil on board
9 x 12 inches
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold For: $ 19,890
Moose in Landscape

Lot 328

Moose in Landscape

Oil on canvas
16 1/4 x 24 1/8 inches
Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
Sold For: $ 117,000