The art of Anthony Galván III

Anthony (Tony) is a wildlife photographer and self-taught natural history illustrator and printmaker.

He began sketching while living in Kansas and after moving to Golden, Colorado began sketching and painting birds, specifically raptors. During a four-year stint in the U.S. Army he continued sketching and painting in the various places he was stationed including Panama and along the DMZ in South Korea. His time on the DMZ gave him his first look at a Stellar's Fish Eagle and a Siberian Tiger, sights he has never forgotten. Since then he has travel exstensively throughout North and South America, Africa and Asia documenting the natural history of those areas.

While completing a Photojournnalism at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado his art work was seen by a contributor of Western Birds, who suggested he should provide some sketches to the publication. His sketch of a Barred Owl was published in the December, 1975 isse and from then on Tony has continued to sketch and paint wildlife in graphite, watercolor, color pencil, acrylic as well as using printmaking techniques such as drypoint, linocuts, lithography and gyotaku, Japanese fish printing style.

His artwork and photography has won awards and been published by The Denver Post, The Los Angleses Times, Birder's World magazine, NSF Mosaic and Astronomy magazine. His photos and prints have been exhibited by the Wildling Museum in Solvang, California, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California and the Pacific Grove Natural History Museum. In addition, his illustrations have been used by the Missouri Fish and Game Department, Marin County (CA)Parks, Skagit Fisheries Group (Alaska), and the Alisal Ranch, Solvang, California and most recently a series of illustrations for the American Zookeepers Association zookeepers manual.

He is a member of the Goleta Valley Association of Artists, Morro Bay Art Association, Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) and the Santa Barbara Printmakers Association.

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