Below are 5 representations of the California condor from the catalogs of art exhibitions and a 6th work from an exhibition held this past spring.
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin organizes an annual exhibition “Birds in Art”. The California condor was the subject of 2 pieces in the 1983 exhibition catalog. Harry Curieux Adamson’s oil painting, “Spanning the Millennia — California Condor”, includes condors and many details of their habitat:
The Society of Animal Artists premiered its 50th Annual Members Exhibition in San Diego in 2010. The exhibition included a pencil and pastel work by Karen Allaben-Confer, “Condor Soaring Under Storm Clouds at Vermillion Cliffs”:
The exhibition catalog quotes the artist on her approach:
Only observing birds alive in their natural, untrammeled environment inspires the most revealing, most genuine interpretation of their lives in art.
Ghosts of Gone Birds: Resurrecting Lost Species through Art by Chris Aldhous (Bloomsbury 2013) is both a catalog of exhibitions and the report of a major creative project. This beautiful book includes the work of over 180 artists, including Roy Wright’s “Californian Condor” (pencil):
(Because of the book’s binding, part of the image was cut off when I scanned it.)
Finally, here is a digital print from “That Great Rock Mass is Called the Earth”, a solo exhibition by Luke Matjas that recently concluded at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, California:
The above image and information is from the Ventura County Star newspaper (article).
I have just begun tracking down art featuring the California condor that has not appeared in magazines or books (other than exhibition catalogs). As I find more examples, I will present them here.