In the 19th century in Europe, paintings and sculptures of animals were such a popular genre that some artists specialized exclusively in capturing the beauty, grace, and occasionally savage natures of fauna both wild and domestic. These artists were known as animaliers, and there were a lot of them, though remarkably few made it into the history books, make of that what you will.
Harnessing the power of the diagonal line1579 – 1657
Friend of the birds1785 – 1851
Love animals, wear pants, live without compromise1822 – 1899