Tony Angell’s passion for nature began in childhood, through exploring and studying wildlife and his artistic talent is innate. He developed and strengthened his skills through drawing and sculpting from life, often through study of the wild creatures he has rehabilitated. 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 V&A Illustration Award and Overall Winner from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, for his work on 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, and the Gilcrease Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK. His work can be found in many private collections and in public collections including 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 was awarded the National Outdoor Book Award when it was published by Yale University Press in 2015.
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