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Rungius, Carl, 1869-1959



  • Existence: 1869 August 18 - 1959 October 21


Carl Rungius was a wildlife painter. He devoted ten years to painting landscapes of the Rocky Mountain scene. Rungius's most notable contribution to the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History is the background painting for the monumental fighting bull moose diorama in the Hall of North American Mammals. The museum has two paintings done by Rungius called Bull Moose and The Home of the Elk (Mountain Monarchs). Art Survey No. 601, Art Survey No. 869

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bull Moose / LR "C Rungius"

 Item — item: 1
Identifier: Art Survey No. 601
Scope and Contents

Male animal standing on fallen tree, look out into forest, snow-topped mountains in distance. Painted in Canada. Frame: Gold gilt, 44 x 54.

Dates: before 1953

American Museum of Natural History, Department of Preparation and Installation: Diorama and Hall construction

Identifier: DR 104
Scope and Content Note This collection spans the planning and development of the Department of Preparations for the dioramas of the various halls. These folders detail the requests and expenditures for the efforts made in travel, models, and sketches. The majority of the correspondence is directed from or to James L. Clark, the Director of the Department of Preparations between the 1930’s-1940’s. Much of the correspondence from James Lippit Clark, is directed to trackers, guides, taxidermists, donors, and...
Dates: 1919-1962

The Home of the Elk (Mountain Monarchs)

Identifier: Art Survey No. 869
Scope and Contents

Painting depicting high mountain valley, snow-capped mountains, with herd of elks. Used as the background painting for a mounted display in the historic AMNH Allen Hall of North American Mammals.

Dates: before 1953

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Art Survey 2
Mammals 2
Construction 1
Department Records 1