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Lyndle Dunn Collection

Artist Lyndle Dunn was a nationally known for his wildlife portraits. He was born February 26th, 1908 and spent his childhood in rural Wyoming where his father was a forest ranger. He began drawing forest animals at a very early age. While attending college he decided to pursue specialized art training and went on to study at the Chicago Art Institute and the American Art Academy in Chicago.

After World War II, he moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked painting on commission and free-lancing. A large number of his animal portraits were purchased by the State of Colorado to hang in the State Game and Fish Department. He sold widely to private collectors. He was published extensively in the United States and in Europe. He was known for his exacting attention to detail resulting in realistically capturing his subjects. He would count the rays on the dorsal fins of a trout or the number of primary feathers on a bird.

He later moved to the Black Hills where he could pursue his passions of painting, hunting, and fishing. He died in his studio on June 6th, 1967. His ashes are scattered at his favorite fishing spot, Kelly Gulch on Rapid Creek.

Antelope

9"x12"
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Antelope

Black Bear

9"x12"
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Black Bear

Big Horn Sheep

9"x12"
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Big Horn Sheep

Wolf

9"x12"
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Wolf

Bob Cat and Rabbit

9"x12"
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Bob Cat and Rabbit

Mountain Lion and Porcupine

9"x12"
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	Mountain Lion and Porcupine

Mule Deer

9"x12"
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Mule Deer

Mallard Ducks

9"x12"
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Mallard Ducks

Elk

9"x12"
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Elk

Canadian Geese

9"x12"
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Canadian Geese

Pheasant and Dog

9"x12"
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Pheasant and Dog

Rainbow Trout

9"x12"
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Rainbow Trout

Driftwood

12.5"x14.5"
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Driftwood

Two Cabins

12.5"x15"
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Two Cabins

Mule Deer by Tree

12.5"x15"
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Mule Deer by Tree

Golden Crest Mine

12.5"x15"
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Golden Crest Mine

Big Horn Sheep Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
$2.50 Order

Big Horn Sheep Notecard

Antelope Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
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Antelope Notecard

Squirrels Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
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Squirrels Notecard

Deer Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
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Deer Notecard

Bison Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
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Bison Notecard

Trout Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
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Trout Notecard

Golden Crest Mine Postcard

3.5"x5.5"
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Golden Crest Mine Postcard

Three Raccoons

10"x13"
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Three Raccoons

Squirrels

10"x13"
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Squirrels