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List of Famous Animal Paintings

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 memorable pieces of art 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 below has a variety of pieces in it, from I See the Rhythm of Gospel by Michele Wood to The Lamb.

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

List of Famous Animal Paintings Artwork
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    A Horse Frightened by a Lion (1770) is a painting by British artist George Stubbs. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: George Stubbs
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    "The World Cow" (1913) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc. more on Wikipedia
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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 (1765) is a painting by British artist George Stubbs more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: George Stubbs
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Allegory of War (c. 1640s) is a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Younger. more on Wikipedia
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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" (1913) is a painting by German Expressionist artist Franz Marc. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    "Donkey Frieze" (1911) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Expressionism
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    "Ducks" (c. 1880-1904) is a painting by Dutch artist Willem Maris. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Willem Maris
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Hague School
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    "Yellow Cow" (1911) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc. more on Wikipedia
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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 (1893) is a painting by American artist Winslow Homer. more on Wikipedia
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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

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    Hound Coursing a Stag (c. 1762) is a painting by British artist George Stubbs. more on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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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" (1911) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Franz Marc
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Expressionism
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Konstantin Savitsky, Ivan Shishkin
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting, Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: George Stubbs
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    "Peacocks" (1683) is a painting by Dutch artist Melchior d'Hondecoeter. more on Wikipedia
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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 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 on Wikipedia
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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 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 on Wikipedia
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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 (1861) is a painting by French artist Gustave Courbet. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Gustave Courbet
    • Genres (Art): Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Realism
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    "Tiger" (1912) is a painting by German Expressionist artist Franz Marc. more on Wikipedia
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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 (1888) is a painting by French artist Paul Gauguin. more on Wikipedia
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    • Artist: Paul Gauguin
    • Genres (Art): Still life, Animal Painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Post-Impressionism
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