The Art of Illusion
Many of the dioramas in this hall reflect the vision and artistry of one man: James Perry Wilson (1889-1976). A master of landscape painting and artful illusion, Wilson used perspective and trompe l'oeil painting techniques to merge the real materials of the foreground with the painted background.
James Perry Wilson's re-creations set the standard for the background painting of dioramas around the world. Today, the Museum continues to be dedicated to bringing the natural world to the public in a scientifically accurate and lifelike manner.
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals