Reflections: The Angler and Nature in Art

The American Museum of Fly Fishing recently was the beneficiary of over 200 works of North American art, spanning nearly two centuries in art and angling history.  For this exhibit, opening May 15, pieces have been carefully selected to showcase the collection’s artistic diversity and share the ways in which these perspectives reflect the angler’s experience. Poetically, the artist’s brushstrokes placed across their canvas to depict land and water join with those of the angler and catch — illuminating an inseparable relationship between angler and nature from the 19th century to today.

Edward Hill (American, 1843—1923)
Bish Bash Falls, New York, 1876
oil on canvas