Remembering Wildlife Artist Bob Kuhn
On Monday, October 1st, legendary illustrator and gallery artist Bob Kuhn died in his home in Tucson, AZ, at the...
On Monday, October 1st, legendary illustrator and gallery artist Bob Kuhn died in his home in Tucson, AZ, at the age of 87. In a letter to F&S;, Sporting Classics writer Tom Davis, a friend and colleague of Kuhn’s, writes:
Bob was not only the pre-eminent animal painter of our time–that’s simply not in dispute–he was one of the all-time great guys. He was wonderful company in any environment, a terrific raconteur, and just as funny as hell… (He was) a skilled outdoorsman who handled a fly rod, a shotgun, and a rifle as deftly as he handled a paintbrush. He was 84 when (I last fished with him), and he threw big streamers and deerhair poppers all day long. His energy and vitality were amazing.
Kuhn was a regular contributor to this magazine through the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Click here to view a gallery of the artist’s best F&S; covers, compiled in his memory.