An animalier is an artist who specializes in or is known for their skill in the realistic portrayal of animals. Although the work may be in any genre or format, the term is most often applied to sculptors and painters.

Although earlier examples can be found, interest in animalier art is said to have begun in early 19th century Paris with the works of Antoine-Louis Barye (1795–1875), Christophe Fratin (1801–1864), and Alexandre Guionnet.

Prominent animaliers


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