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Carl Rungius ( 1869–1959 )

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Despite being one of the most famous painters of North American wildlife, Carl Rungius was born in Rixdorf near Berlin, Germany, in 1869. Rungius developed an early interest in studying and hunting wild animals, due in large part to the influence of his father and grandfather, both amateur naturalists and taxidermists. At a young age Rungius also showed a talent for drawing, and pursued his formal artistic training in Berlin at the Berlin Art School, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the School of Applied Arts. Following his education, Rungius began his career as a romantic painter in Germany.

As fortune would have it, in 1894 Rungius’s uncle invited him to travel to Maine for a hunting trip. It was then that Rungius’s passion for hunting big game and painting truly came together, as he found his inspiration for both in the wildlife of North America. Enchanted, Rungius spent a summer hunting in Wyoming before moving permanently to New York in 1897.

Rungius’s studio in New York allowed him easy access to the art scene of New York City as well as the wilderness of the Northeast and the Canadian Rockies. In 1904 Rungius traveled the Yukon with Charles Sheldon, and in 1910 he traveled to Banff, Alberta for the first time. In Banff Rungius found the ideal location for painting and hunting, particularly with the prevalence of the bighorn sheep in the region. Rungius built a studio there in 1921, nicknamed ‘The Paintbox,’ and visited annually until his death in 1959.

 

Artist Works

Lot 90
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Moose ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$546,250
Lot 146
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Alarmed (Big Horn Rocky Mountain Sheep) ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$438,750
Lot 48
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Grizzly Bear and Cubs ()
oil on canvas
24 x 32 in
$373,750
Lot 89
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Untitled ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$345,000
Lot 164
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Bighorn Sheep ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$287,500
Lot 209
(2015)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Grizzly Bear ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$269,100
Lot 96
(2011)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Grizzly Bear ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$264,500
Lot 185
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
The Challenge ()
oil on canvas
30.25 x 46.5 in
$234,000
Lot 97
(2011)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Big Horn Ram ()
bronze
16 x 17 in
$195,500
Lot 135
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Bighorn Sheep ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$184,000
Lot 142
(2007)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Elk ()
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 in
$156,800
Lot 138
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Elk ()
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in
$125,000–$150,000
Lot 145
(2007)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Along The Holden ()
Oil on Canvas
25 x 30 in
$100,800
Lot 210
(2015)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Ewes Seeking Shelter ()
oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 46 in
$93,600
Lot 145
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Feeding Time ()
oil on canvas
12 x 16 in
$76,050
Lot 147
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Misty Moose ()
gouache on paper
15 x 22 in
$49,725
Lot 79
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Wyoming Hereford Bull ()
oil on linen on board
16 x 20 in
$37,375
Lot 106
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Dall-Stone Sheep (1904)
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in
$31,625
Lot 124
(2011)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Caribou on Queen Charlotte Island ()
oil on canvas
18 x 12 in
$31,625
Lot 181
(2007)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Deer Head ()
Oil on Board
12.25 x 8.875 in
$28,750
Lot 181
(2015)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
At the Forks ()
oil on masonite
25 x 30 in
$26,325
Lot 47
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Deer ()
oil on board
12 x 9 in
$21,850
Lot 146a
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Untitled (landscape) ()
oil on board
10 3/8 x 12 3/8 in
$17,550
Lot 188
(2008)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Mt. Eisenhower, Alberta ()
Oil on Canvas
9.5 x 11.5 in
$17,250
Lot 49
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
The Canadian Rockies (Original Study for Grizzly Bear and Cubs) ()
oil on canvas
7.5 x 11 in
$17,250
Lot 141
(2016)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Three Old Gentlemen (1928)
etching and drypoint
7 3/4 x 10 7/8 in
$11,700
Lot 2
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Among the Crags ()
etching
8 x 10 in
$11,500
Lot 4
(2007)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
On The Skyline (1937)
Drypoint on Paper
8 x 11 in
$9,775
Lot 4
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Browsing ()
etching
8 x 10 in
$9,775
Lot 7
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Alaskan Wilderness ()
etching
8 x 10 in
$9,775
Lot 55
(2015)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Mountain Pass ()
oil on canvas
9 x 11 in
$9,360
Lot 5
(2007)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
The Rivals (1925)
Drypoint on Paper
6.25 x 8 in
$9,200
Lot 85
(2015)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Antelope (1926)
etching and drypoint
6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in
$8,775
Lot 140
(2016)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
An Old Fighter (1925)
etching and drypoint
6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in
$8,775
Lot 2
(2007)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
The Wanderer (1935)
Drypoint on Paper
8 x 11 in
$8,625
Lot 3
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Goats ()
etching and drypoint on paper
8.5 x 11 in
$8,190
Lot 141
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Among the Crags ()
etching and drypoint on paper
9 x 12.25 in
$8,190
Lot 144
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Near Long Lake ()
etching and drypoint on paper
8.5 x 11.5 in
$8,190
Lot 1
(2008)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Face to Face ()
Drypoint/Etching
8 x 11 in
$8,050
Lot 3
(2008)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Mountain Caribou ()
Dryoint / Etching
8 x 11 in
$8,050
Lot 3
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Near Long Lake ()
etching
8 x 10 in
$8,050
Lot 3
(2011)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Browsing ()
etching
7 x 10 in
$8,050
Lot 89
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
On the Skyline ()
etching and drypoint on paper
7.75 x 10.75 in
$8,050
Lot 4
(2011)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Mates ()
etching
8 x 11 in
$6,325
Lot 163
(2016)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Untitled (Valley Study) ()
oil on board
7 x 10 1/2 in
$5,558
Lot 164
(2016)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Untitled (Mountain Study) ()
oil on board
7 x 10 1/2 in
$5,558
Lot 1
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
The Traveler ()
etching and drypoint on paper
8.5 x 11.25 in
$7,605
Lot 142
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Out of the Canyon ()
etching and drypoint on paper
9 x 12.25 in
$7,605
Lot 138
(2016)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Among the Crags (1935)
etching and drypoint
8 x 11 in
$7,605
Lot 2
(2008)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Friends Again ()
Drpoint / Etching
6.5 x 8.5 in
$7,475
Lot 5
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Cliff Dwellers (1928)
etching and drypoint
7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in
$7,020
Lot 3
(2007)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
A Woodland Stag (1926)
Drypoint on Paper
6.25 x 8.5 in
$6,900
Lot 1
(2009)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Browsing (1938)
etching-drypoint plate # 44
7 x 10 in
$6,325
Lot 46
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Mates ()
etching
7.75 x 10.75 in
$6,325
Lot 89
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Goats ()
etching and drypoint on paper
8 x 11 in
$6,325
Lot 4
(2016)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Lord of the Canyon (1925)
etching and drypoint
6 1/8 x 8 3/8 in
$5,850
Lot 5
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Lord of the Canyon ()
etching and drypoint on paper
7 x 9 in
$5,265
Lot 86
(2015)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Woodland Stag (1926)
etching and drypoint
6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in
$5,265
Lot 45
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
The Challenge ()
etching and drypoint on paper
6.25 x 8.5 in
$5,175
Lot 89
(2012)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Ivan ()
etching and drypoint on paper
7.75 x 10.75 in
$5,175
Lot 143
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Old Prospector ()
etching and drypoint on paper
8 x 10 in
$4,680
Lot 1
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Near Long Lake (1926)
etching and drypoint
7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in
$4,680
Lot 5
(2016)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Rams ()
etching and drypoint
6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in
$4,680
Lot 139
(2016)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Face to Face (1931)
etching and drypoint
8 x 10 3/4 in
$4,680
Lot 4
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Alaskan Wilderness (1928)
etching and drypoint
7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in
$4,388
Lot 1
(2007)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Alarmed (1925)
Drypoint on Paper
6.25 x 8.5 in
$4,313
Lot 4
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Siesta ()
etching and drypoint on paper
9 x 11.75 in
$4,095
Lot 1
(2011)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Ivan ()
etching
8 x 10.5 in
$4,025
Lot 2
(2011)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
The Traveler ()
etching
7.8 x 10 in
$4,025
Lot 2
(2013)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Above the Timberline ()
etching and drypoint on paper
7.5 x 10.5 in
$3,510
Lot 2
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Lord of the Canyon (1925)
etching and drypoint
6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in
$3,042
Lot 3
(2014)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
The Stranger (1926)
etching and drypoint
7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in
$2,200
Lot 1
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Osborne's Caribou ()
etching
6 x 8 in
$4,000–$6,000
Lot 65
(2010)
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
Battling Moose (1905)
oil on canvas
36 x 56 in
$200,000–$300,000
Carl Rungius (1869–1959)
At the Deadwater (1908)
oil on canvas
24 x 32 in
$125,000–$175,000