To view an Al Agnew original is to be given the gift of a moment suspended in time. Whether on safari in Africa, trekking across the wilds of Alaska, floating a trout stream, or roaming his native Ozarks, Agnew focuses all his attention on his subjects with the intensity of a predator. The sights, sounds, even the air that is breathed are channeled from his eye and mind to the stroke of his brush in exquisite detail. It is the culmination of his knowledge, love, and respect for the natural world, combined with his extraordinary skill of interpretation, that have made him one of the world’s most sought after wildlife artists.
His rare talent has been effective in advocating the conservation of our natural resources, and has earned him numerous honors and awards. Millions of dollars have been raised to benefit wildlife through such organizations as Ducks Unlimited, The National Wild Turkey Federation, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Black Bass Foundation, and the Wolf Recovery Project. One of Agnew’s greatest feelings of satisfaction is visiting Yellowstone to watch the wolves whose presence he was in some small way instrumental in returning to their rightful place in our greatest National Park.
Al’s artwork has been featured numerous times in articles and magazines including Sporting Classics, In-fisherman, Outdoor Life and Field and Stream, Fish and Game, and even Russia’s most prominent fishing magazine. In addition, Al has been commissioned by Bass Pro Shops to create over 75 catalog cover illustrations, more than any other artist, and has been featured on their TV production.