Depicting animals is a tradition that goes back 50,000 years (give or take) to the paintings and drawings in the caves of Lascaux and Chauvet. In these caves, Mesolithic / Neolithic peoples described in graphic form that which was important to them in the three dimensional world. Animals were, of course, very important; their images were abundant; exceeding by far those that involved humans.
Animals have continued to play important roles in human culture, and the tradition of depicting them extends to the present day. Here’s a show that gives varied graphic form to animals in the modern world.
David Brody, John Fadeff, Moira Hahn, Randy Hayes, Carolyn Krieg, Sherry Markovitz, Glenn Rudolph, Bob Schlegel, Fred Stonehouse, Peter Zokosky
Sherry Markovitz's work courtesy of the artist and Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Moira Hahn, Fred Stonehouse, Peter Zokosky's work courtesy of the artists and Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA