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museum of florida history

Risner Fine Art Collection

The Museum of Florida History is proud to present the Risner Fine Art Collection. This important new permanent collection currently features 180 artworks of Florida by 138 different artists. Predominately landscapes, these works of art document Florida’s natural beauty. The paintings span over a century and illustrate Florida’s varied terrain, including springs, caves, wetlands, and forests, covering the entire state from the Panhandle to the Keys, Pensacola to Miami, and the Everglades to North Florida farmland.

Thanks to the generosity of Florida resident and art collector Ron Risner, these works of art now belong to the people of Florida. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Mr. Risner collected these artworks to illustrate the value and beauty of natural Florida. A subset of the collection is composed of a representative artwork for each visual artist in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, including all twenty-six Florida highwaymen artists.

"Falling Waters"by Keith Gunderson in the Risner collection of the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, Florida.

 I am inspired by the beauty of nature all around us. One of these pieces is “Falling Waters,” which is now a part of the illustrious Risner collection at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, Florida. It depicts Florida's highest waterfall at Falling Waters State Park in Washington County, Florida, and is a testament to my passion for capturing natural scenery in all its glory. I aim to create timeless art pieces that evoke emotions and take you on a journey through time and space.

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