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Paintings of John Muir

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Note: All artwork less than 75 years old will be subject to copyright of the artists. Contact the artists for permission to reproduce.

[Painting by Herbert A. Collins Sr.]

Painting by Herbert A. Collins Sr.
Date is unknown, but it was painted around the time the Muir Woods National Monument was established - 1908.
The original painting is housed at Muir Woods National Monument.
(File size = 22 kilobytes)

Portrait of John Muir by Marion Boyd AllenPortrait of John Muir by Marion Boyd Allen

Marion Boyd Allen was a distinguished portrait painter from Boston. The painting was found in an abandoned storage locker at her studio in 1973. The painting measures 30" x 37".
From the collection of Dr. E. Scott Conner
(file size = 28 kilobytes)

Portrait of John Muir by Bruce Wolfe Portrait of John Muir by Bruce Wolfe

This image appeared on the book cover for John Muir by Thurman Wilkins. It was originally used on the cover of Sierra Magazine for the March/April 1985 issue. Used by permission of Joan Hamilton, Sierra editor. The original art work is in her office. Photograph of painting by Graham White.
File size = 36 K

Thumbnail of Poster by Larry Winborg

John Muir, Poster by Larry Winborg
(available for sale at Yosemite National Park Bookstore)

John Muir by Nancy Middendorf John Muir by Nancy Middendorf
(file size = 42 k)
Print by Art Smith Print by Art Smith
(file size = 28 k)

John Muir by Orlando Rouland from National Portrait  Gallery

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Painted by Orlando Rouland (1871-1945), 1919?. Oil canvas. Original painting is 92 cm x 71.5 cm (36 1/4" x 18 1/8")
file size = 38 K

John Muir in Yosemite by Susan Barry

Watercolor Painting of John Muir in Yosemite
Entitled "Muir's Dream." Painting by Susan Barry (2000)

Painting of John Muir in Grant Grove,  Kings Canyon National Park

Painting of John Muir in Kings Canyon National Park - Grant Grove
On display at John Muir Lodge, Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park.
Click here for enlarged close-up of lower half.

Painting by Colleen Mitchell Veyna (2000)

Painting of Statue of John Muir - Dunbar High Street by Paul Craven

Painting of Statue of John Muir - Dunbar High Street.
Prints available from John Muir Trust, Scotland.

Painting by Paul Craven (2000)

Painting of John Muir by Rudolph  Wendelin - National Wildlife Federation Hall of Fame

Painting of John Muir commissioned for the Conservation Hall of Fame, National Wildlife Federation. 1965.

Painting by Rudolph Wendelin (1965)

Painting of John Muir by Robert Shetterly

Painting of John Muir by Robert Shetterly. (2003) The painting is part of Shetterly's series on "Americans Who Tell the Truth."
The text in the background is John Muir's quote:

The battle we have fought, and are still fighting for the forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and wrong, and we cannot expect to see the end of it. ... So we must count on watching and striving for these trees, and should always be glad to find anything so surely good and noble to strive for."

PPainting of John Muir as a Dancing Saint

John Muir as one of 100 "Dancing Saints" in "The Dancing Saints Icons" project at Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. This is a major artwork by iconographer Mark Dukes and the All Saints Company. Muir is represented in a spectacular 2,300-square-foot iconographic mural that encircles the rotunda walls of the church. A head-shot is shown here; the artwork includes a full-size figure of John Muir depicted holding a walking stick, wearing a laced shirt, and like the rest of the "dancing saints" with a golden halo.
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Hetch Hetchy in His Heart - Painting of John Muir by Brenna Gerlach "Hetch Hetchy in His Heart" Copyright 2016 by Brenna Gerlach. John Muir with Hetch Hetchy Valley as it appeared before the dam.

PPainting of John Muir as a Dancing Saint"John Muir - A Man Equal to the Mountains" by Steve Simon from his The Great Peacemakers collection. To complement each painting the artist writes a poem about the peacemaker and presents the painting and poem in video format. The painting and the poem by Steve Simon about John Muir in both text and video format, is available here. Includes additional sketches of two of John Muir's adventures - climbing a Douglas spruce during a windstorm, and his perilous climb of climb Mt. Ritter. He found himself stuck, unable to go up or do.











For identification of more portraits in art and sculpture (without images), see our listing of John Muir art and sculpture from the National Catalog of American Portraits page.

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