Lyndle Dunn Collection

Lyndle Dunn Collection

Lyndle Dunn

The Lyndle Dunn Collection is on display throughout the second floor of E. Y. Berry Library-Learning Center and in the Case Library Reading Room (room 201). A re‑creation of his studio can be found at the base of the front stairwell.

Prints of Lyndle Dunn's work can be purchased in the Library, online through the BHSU eMarketplace, or by mail order.

Artist Lyndle Dunn was nationally known for his wildlife portraits. He was born February 26, 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.

While still in school he sold many animal paintings through Abercrombie and Fitch in Chicago. After World War II, he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he painted on commission and free-lanced. A large number of his animal portraits were purchased by the State of Colorado to hang in the State Game and Fish Department offices. He sold widely to private collectors and 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.

Dunn moved to the Black Hills in order to do the things that he enjoyed most: painting, hunting, and fishing. “This is one of the few places where a man can go out in the woods to hunt, fish or paint, stay all day, and not see another human being.” He was born February 26, 1908, and died June 6, 1967, in his beloved studio. His ashes are scattered at his favorite fishing spot, Kelly Gulch on Rapid Creek.

Lyndle Dunn Collection
Lyndle Dunn Collection
 

Browse Dunn Prints


Antelope

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Antelope

Black Bear

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Black Bear

Big Horn Sheep

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Big Horn Sheep

Wolf

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Wolf

Bob Cat and Rabbit

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Bob Cat and Rabbit

Mountain Lion and Porcupine

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

	Mountain Lion and Porcupine

Mule Deer

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Mule Deer

Mallard Ducks

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Mallard Ducks

Elk

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Elk

Canadian Geese

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Canadian Geese

Pheasant and Dog

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Pheasant and Dog

Rainbow Trout

9"x12"
$6.00 Order

Rainbow Trout

Driftwood

12.5"x14.5"
$9.00 Order

Driftwood

Two Cabins

12.5"x15"
$9.00 Order

Two Cabins

Mule Deer by Tree

12.5"x15"
$9.00 Order

Mule Deer by Tree

Golden Crest Mine

12.5"x15"
$9.00 Order

Golden Crest Mine

Big Horn Sheep Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
$2.50 Order

Big Horn Sheep Notecard

Antelope Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
$2.50 Order

Antelope Notecard

Squirrels Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
$2.50 Order

Squirrels Notecard

Deer Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
$2.50 Order

Deer Notecard

Bison Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
$2.50 Order

Bison Notecard

Trout Notecard

4.25"x6.25"
$2.50 Order

Trout Notecard

Golden Crest Mine Postcard

3.5"x5.5"
$1.50 Order

Golden Crest Mine Postcard

Three Raccoons

10"x13"
$6.00 Order

Three Raccoons

Squirrels

10"x13"
$6.00 Order

Squirrels