"New Guinea Crocodile" 8" x 10" Scratchboard

"New Guinea Crocodile" 8" x 10" Scratchboard

A Traveling Museum Exhibition

Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

John Agnew is an artist of the natural world. His career began in natural history museums, where he has designed exhibits, produced illustrations and painted murals and dioramas for museums and zoos around the country and as far away as Moscow. Since the early 80’s, John has produced nearly thirty thousand square feet of murals and dioramas in the Cincinnati area for museums, zoos, and parks. John Agnew is a Signature member and on the Board of Directors of the Society of Animal Artists, an international society of the world's finest wildlife artists. His work has been featured in Art and the Animal, Arts For the Parks, Birds In Art, and many more museum exhibits. In 2007 he was the Grand Prize winner of the national juried show, Paint the Parks and has received the Award of Excellence in the Society of Animal Artists' prestigious Annual Exhibition four times. In 2001, North Light Books published his book, “Painting The Secret World of Nature,” and his work has been featured in numerous other books, magazines and journals. John Agnew has traveled worldwide in search of his subjects, and his natural history paintings are in collections around the world.

Designated as a "Master Scratchboard Artist" by the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, his level of detail and precision is rarely matched. From 2014 through 2016, his Crocodilian Scratchboard exhibition toured to McNeese State University Art Gallery, Lake Charles, Louisiana; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson; Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas; Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and Ft. Hayes State University's Sternberg Museum Natural History Museum, Kansas; and The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs in Florida.

Scratchboards and Other Works by John N. Agnew consists of approximately thirty original artworks including scratchboards, plus preparatory drawings/sketches and paintings, hardcopy title panel, and Interpretive labels, and is available for display on a first-come / first-serve basis for a modest fee.


CONTENTS:        Thirty artworks including scratchboards, plus paintings,          preparatory drawings/sketches, title panel, and interpretive labels                         

RENTAL FEE:       Modest rental fee plus shipping and insurance

AVAILABILITY:    2018 and after

APPEARANCES: Workshops, Lectures, Gallery walks,  demonstrations,  available pending schedule 



September 4, 2021 - September 5, 2022 (Pending)

Center for Science and Industry (COSI)
Columbus, OH

May 15 - August 15, 2021
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
Oradell, NJ (Greater New York Metropolitan Area)


April 25 - July 12, 2020
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago Academy of Sciences
Chicago, IL


October 1 - December 31, 2016
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL


June 1 - August 31, 2016
Sternberg Museum Natural History Museum
Ft. Hays State University
Hays, KS


March 1- May 1, 2016
Coastal Discovery Museum
Hilton Head, SC


September 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Port Arthur, TX


July 18 – September 7, 2014
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
(including three-day workshop) 
Tucson, AZ


May 26-30, 2014
McNeese State University Art Gallery
(Pre-tour display of selections from exhibition in conjunction with The International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission Crocodile Specialist Group Meeting )
Lake Charles, LA



David J. Wagner, Ph.D.
Curator/Tour Director
David J. Wagner, L.L.C., Tour Office
Phone: (414) 221-6878;


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Member: American Alliance of Museums
International Council of Museums


Examples of possible works in the show.