Tony Angell’s lifelong passion for nature began in childhood through close observation of wildlife. His innate artistic talent strengthened through drawing and sculpting from life, often through study of wild creatures he rescued and rehabilitated himself. Angell’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures capture the characteristics and gestures of his subjects, beautifully communicating moments he has witnessed in the wild. Telling the stories of the animals who inspire his work, Angell’s work continues to expand our appreciation of the uniqueness and personalities each living thing exudes.
Angell holds both a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he also completed two years of graduate studies. Among other awards, he received the Illustration Award and Overall Winner from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, for his 100+ drawings in the book In the Company of Crows and Ravens, written with John Marzluff. Angell’s work has been featured in dozens of gallery and museum exhibitions across the United States, including the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA; and the Gilcrease Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK. His work can be found in many private collections and in public collections including the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY; and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. His book The House of Owls received the National Outdoor Book Award when Yale University Press published it in 2015.
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