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