Donated by Robert Lindneux in January 1961. Lindneux was born in New York City. He began his art studies at the age of nine. At the age of sixteen he was sent to Europe to study. At the completion of his course he spent several years painting in the capitals of Europe. After he returned to America he went to Montana where he lived with trappers, hunters, prospectors, forest rangers and went on round-ups with cowpunchers to become further acquainted with western life. He lived with Native Americans and took pack trains and wrangled mules and horses. He painted all his scenes from nature and made all his animal studies through binoculars from life in their natural habitats.