List of Famous Animal Paintings Artwork

List of Famous Animal Paintings

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List of the most famous animal painting paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular animal painting paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. animal painting is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the animal painting genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

This list is made up of different items, including The Lamb and The Little Blue Horse

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of animal painting paintings?" and "What are the most famous animal painting paintings?"


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    A Horse Frightened by a Lion
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    A Horse Frightened by a Lion (1770) is a painting by British artist George Stubbs.more

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    • Artist: George Stubbs
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The World Cow
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    "The World Cow" (1913) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc.more

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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Subject: Cattle
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Expressionism
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    A Lion Attacking a Horse
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    A Lion Attacking a Horse (1765) is a painting by British artist George Stubbsmore

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    • Artist: George Stubbs
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Allegory of War
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    Allegory of War (c. 1640s) is a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Younger.more

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    • Artist: Jan Brueghel the Younger
    • Genres (Art): Allegory, Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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    Deer in the Forest
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    "Deer in the Forest" (1913) is a painting by German Expressionist artist Franz Marc.more

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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Donkey Frieze
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    "Donkey Frieze" (1911) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc.more

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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Expressionism
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    Ducks
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    "Ducks" (c. 1880-1904) is a painting by Dutch artist Willem Maris.more

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    • Artist: Willem Maris
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Hague School
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    Yellow Cow
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    "Yellow Cow" (1911) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc.more

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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Subject: Cattle
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Expressionism
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    Fox Hunt
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    Fox Hunt (1893) is a painting by American artist Winslow Homer.more

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    • Artist: Winslow Homer
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Realism
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    Hound Coursing a Stag

    Hound Coursing a Stag
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    Hound Coursing a Stag (c. 1762) is a painting by British artist George Stubbs.more

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    • Artist: George Stubbs
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    "Les Dindons" (1877) is a painting by French Impressionist artist Claude Monet.more

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    • Artist: Claude Monet
    • Subject: Turkey
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting, Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Impressionism
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    Monkey Frieze
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    "Monkey Frieze" (1911) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc.more

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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Expressionism
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    Morning in a Pine Forest
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    The Morning in a Pine Forest is a painting by Russian artists Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Savitsky. Savitsky has painted the bears, but the art collector Pavel Tretyakov effaced his signature, stating that "from idea until performance, everything discloses the painting manner and creative method ...more

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    • Artist: Konstantin Savitsky, Ivan Shishkin
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting, Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Whistlejacket

    Whistlejacket
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    Whistlejacket is an oil-on-canvas painting from about 1762 by the British artist George Stubbs showing the Marquess of Rockingham's racehorse approximately at lifesize, rearing up against a plain background. The canvas is large, lacks any other content except some discreet shadows, and Stubbs has paid ...more

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    • Artist: George Stubbs
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Peacocks
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    "Peacocks" (1683) is a painting by Dutch artist Melchior d'Hondecoeter.more

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    • Artist: Melchior d'Hondecoeter
    • Subject: Peafowl
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
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    Right and Left
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    Right and Left is a 1909 oil on canvas painting by the American artist Winslow Homer. It depicts a pair of Common Goldeneye ducks at the moment they are hit by a hunter's shotgun blast as they attempt to take flight. Completed less than two years before his death, it was Homer's last great painting, and ...more

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    • Artist: Winslow Homer
    • Subject: Duck, Waterfowl hunting
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Tower of Blue Horses
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    The Tower of Blue Horses is a 1913 Expressionist oil painting by the German artist Franz Marc. It has been called one of his best works, but went missing in 1945.more

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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Subject: Horse
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Expressionism
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    Spring Rut. The Battle of the Stags
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    Spring Rut. The Battle of the Stags (1861) is a painting by French artist Gustave Courbet.more

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    • Artist: Gustave Courbet
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Realism
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    Tiger
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    "Tiger" (1912) is a painting by German Expressionist artist Franz Marc.more

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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Subject: Tiger
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Expressionism
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    Still Life with Three Puppies
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    Still Life with Three Puppies (1888) is a painting by French artist Paul Gauguin.more

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    • Artist: Paul Gauguin
    • Genres (Art): Still life, Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Post-Impressionism
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