New Children's Book Released!!


Cover Page of the book The Museum by Aaron Yount


An unexpected trip leads to inspiration for a young girl and her friend, Simon. Her artistic adventure brings together two of her favorite things. “The Museum” written and illustrated by Aaron Yount.


The idea for the “The Museum” started when Aaron lived at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum as artist-in-residence in Oradell, New Jersey. While at the museum he gave after school art classes and served as juror for an art exhibition at the local library. Doing this, he realized the passion and interest children had for both animals and art. The museums permanent collection offered inspiration for Aaron as well. The collection includes works by Charles Livingston Bull who lived and worked in Oradell as well as many contemporary masters in the field of wildlife art. All of this lead to writing and illustrating this book to tell the story of Sarah and her trip to “The Museum”.


Aaron Yount - Artist


Aaron Yount with Bison Painting at Hotel Jackson Hiram Blauvelt Artists in Residence Retrospective Aaron Yount sculpting monumental lion Fites et Vertus lion bronze clay Aaron Yount monumental lion clay Aaron with lion bronze installed at trinity pauling Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival SAA 2012 Aaron Yount - Robin Painting SAA Poster 2013 Exhibition

Aaron is an artist who works in a realistic style depicting wildlife and their habitats.  Aaron strives for his work to establish an intimate connection between the viewer and the subject.  He has painted and sculpted at various locations across the country and is currently back home, working from his studio in Towanda, Illinois. I Hope To Bring Attention To Wildlife And Their Worlds So People Will Notice And Appreciate Their Individuality


Born in 1974 and raised in rural Illinois, Aaron developed an appreciation for the outdoors. Using acrylics and oils, he paints wildlife of North America ranging from birds to the bison of Yellowstone. While naturalism and first-hand study of nature are visible in his work, he does not abandon the use of good design and other sound artistic principles.


His paintings and sculptures are displayed in galleries and private collections throughout the United States.  He is a member of the Illinois Art League, Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Parklands Foundation, and a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists. He has participated in local and national group shows as well as hosting several one-man shows.







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The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum - Oradell, NJ



The Greenwich Workshop - Seymour, CT





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Listen to Aaron's live interview

on WGLT Radio with Laura Kennedy for insights into the exhibition “Prairie to Peak” displayed at the McLean County Arts Center 




- Poster Award -

“New Territory," an oil painting inspired during a snowshoe exhibition into the Rocky Mountain ranges of Yellowstone, January 2014, was selected for the Wolf Awareness Week Poster - Timber Wolf Alliance.





- Award of Excellence -

"An Eye for Berries" received an Award of Excellence at the 2013 Society of Animal Artists, Art and the Animal exhibit in Bennington, VT.


Aaron Yount Award of Excellence SAA Society of Animal Artists



Yount Joins The Greenwich Workshop Family

North America's leading fine art publisher now produces reproductions of Aaron's work and has included him in the company's catalog. Fine art giclée canvas editions of "An Eye for Berries" and "Morning Run" are available at the following link:

Greenwich Workshop Aaron Yount



A trip to the northeastern coast of Maine resulted in an array of photos and conceptual sketches. Inspired by the beautiful harbors and remote islands of the north Atlantic, Aaron has been creating art that features the wildlife inhabiting these areas.