Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius

American (1869 - 1959)

Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius was an American artist.
Based on records, Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius's estimated art value is C$100,000 (*)

Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$5,000 - C$500,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an art work attributed to Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius (1869-1959) was C$375,000 - paid for "Untitled" at Hodgins in Calgary on Tue, May 26, 2009. has 22 auction art sale records for their art results, with prices in the range of C$5,000 to C$500,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Carl Rungius was born in Rixdorf, Germany, and trained at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. He immigrated to the United States in 1896, and he painted in the western United States and Canada. Rungius had a passion for nature and was an avid hunter, and through his depictions of game in their mountain settings he became a renowned wildlife and landscape painter. In the early 1900s, the concept of wildlife conservation through habitat protection was championed by Rungius’s generation of sportsmen, and this movement crossed the boundary between Canada and the United States. Rungius first saw the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a railway trip in 1910 and was impressed by their grandeur. He returned often, building a studio-home in Banff called The Paintbox, and remained a part-time resident there until 1957. He exhibited in the Banff Springs Hotel and sold to its wealthy clientele. To access the wilderness, Rungius traveled with pack trains, executing on-the-spot sketches and taking photographs to serve as source material for his studio paintings. In Pack Horses Returning, Rungius expertly captures the clear mountain light, the fresh breeze ruffling the manes and tails of the horses picking their way through the steep terrain, and the magnificence of the alpine setting.

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