Robert W. Kane
Robert Kane was a field and background artist with the American Museum of Natural History. He also occasionally aided in the hunting and taxidermy process. His work was focused on the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.
Kane's first assignment was to assist William R. Leigh in the underpainting for the Gorilla Group diorama. Kane was sent to Africa several times to collect materials and make field sketches for Madrill, Chimpanzee as well as the Leopard Group dioramas. His best known background paintings are the Hunting Dog and the Black Rhinoceros dioramas for that hall.