Having resided in the Pacific Northwest for more than half a century, Tony Angell considers himself a regionalist as he treats the wild subjects of this country in carved stone, cast bronze and assorted two-dimensional media.
Angell has authored and/or illustrated a dozen award-winning books. His drawings in the coauthored book In the Company of Crows and Ravens received the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Award. In 2012, he coauthored Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans. His latest book, The House of Owls, published by Yale University Press, was a New York Times Bestseller, received a Sunday Times review, and won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Nature & the Environment. Angell continues to immerse himself in the woods where the owls still reside near his studios on Lopez Island and north Seattle. He is active in The Nature Conservancy, an organization that presented him its highest recognition, the Oak Leaf Award, for his work on behalf of habitat preservation.
A show of Angell’s work at Seattle’s Foster/White Gallery in December 2013 was enormously successful. From June to September 2014, his holdings at the Seattle Art Museum were exhibited in a comprehensive overview of Pacific Northwest modernism.