Settled for the Night

Lars Jonsson was born in 1952 in Sweden. He has painted birds since he was 4, and has been a professional artist since the age of 18. His favorite subjects are birds; his work also includes landscapes, portraits, plants, and large mammals. He has written and illustrated a field guide to the birds of Europe. His art has taken him to six continents. He has been included in Birds In Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum since 1982, and he was named Master Wildlife Artist there in 1987. He has published 11 books, including two covering his own art: Birds and Light: The Art of Lars Jonsson and Lars Jonsson’s Birds: Pictures from a Near Horizon. In 2004, he opened a museum in Southern Gotland, Sweden, where he resides.

Lars Jonsson’s Settled for the Night is currently on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The exhibition Living Legends: Discovering the Masters of Wildlife Art is on display through April 14, 2019. Each of the thirty nine artists included in this show have played an important role over the years of the Museum’s development. The exhibition honors not only this relationship, but also highlights each artist’s ability to capture the essence of the Museum’s mission to collect the highest quality wildlife art.

Read more about Living Legends: Discovering the Masters of Wildlife Art here.