TONY ANGELL | BIRD DAY | ADVANCE PREVIEW
September 7 - 23, 2023
Opening First Thursday, September 7, 6 - 8 pm
Artist in attendance
Book Signings, Saturdays, September 16 & 23, 2 pm
Co-authored with ornithologist Mark E. Hauber, Tony Angell’s forthcoming book, Bird Day: A Story of 24 Hours and 24 Avian Lives, depicts the daily habits of birds from around the globe. Spanning the course of 24 hours, each hour corresponding to a single bird species, Angell’s ink and clayboard illustrations depict how these birds spend their day. Published by University of Chicago Press, Bird Day is available for pre-order for $18.
Tony Angell’s passion for nature is not a new one. Beginning in childhood through close observation of wildlife, often the wild creatures he rescued and rehabilitated himself, his innate artistic talent strengthened without the need for formal artistic training. 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 continues to expand our appreciation of the uniqueness and personalities each living thing exudes.
Angell holds a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he also completed two years of graduate studies. Among other achievements, 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. His book The House of Owls received the National Outdoor Book Award when Yale University Press published it in 2015. 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 and 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.
For a listing of more available work and biographical information, please visit Tony Angell's primary page on our website.