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Carl Rungius papers, 1896-1995

Carl Rungius papers, 1896-1995

Rungius, Carl Clemens Moritz, 1869-1959


Collection Information

Size: 0.5 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Carl Rungius (1869-1959) was a painter and illustrator of wildlife in New York, N.Y., Western U.S. and Banff, Alberta, Canada.


Donated 2011 by Ruth Fulda Wacker, Carl Rungius' niece, via Robert A. Brady, estate Executor.

Related Materials

An interview with Carl Rungius conducted by DeWitt McClellan Lockman is part of Interviews of artists and architects associated with the National Academy of Design, 1926-1927 (microfilm reel 504).

Rungius's estate, including personal papers and the contents of his studios in Banff and New York, were purchased for the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, by its founder, Eric Harvie.

Scope and Contents

The Carl Rungius papers, 1896-1995, measure 0.5 linear feet. A scrapbook and three photograph albums work, interests, and family of the wildlife painter and illustrator.

The scrapbook contains mostly printed material and reproductions of Rungius's work. In addition, there is a photograph of a painting and a letter reporting that his ashes had been spread in Banff, Canada.

Three family photograph albums include photographs of Carl Rungius and other family members (mainly Fuldas, since Rungius's mother, his wife, and a sister's husband were Fuldas), along with some travel pictures, views of studios and family houses. Volume 3 also contains a fair amount of printed material such as Rungius's Christmas cards featuring reproductions of his paintings, clippings, an exhibition catalog, and an illustrated brochure announcing the publication of new etchings.

Also found are three illustrated postcards from Lise. Printed material consists of an article about Carl Rungius and periodicals about hiking and trail riding in the Canadian Rockies.

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