Eduardo Brittingham was born in Laredo, Texas in 1954. Today Eduardo Brittingham lives in Cape Town, South Africa as he wishes to be near his favorite things — animals and their bush. He hopes that being there is one more, even if small, positive force in the battle for the wellbeing and conservation of wildlife.
From an early age, his passion for wildlife was influenced by both his father, Edward Brittingham Sr. and grandfather, Octaviano Chito Longoria. The love of the wild was deeply rooted and instilled in his heart and passed down through the family’s generations.
During Eduardo Brittingham’s childhood, his grandfather mentioned wanting to take all of his grandchildren to Africa, but because he had more than 20 grandchildren he decided to bring Africa to them. Octaviano brought over 20 species of African and Indian wildlife to his private ranch located in the North American region in the 1960s, creating the first conservation reserve of African wildlife in the country of Mexico. Many of the animals thrived in the territory, as the similarities of the African bush to the land in North Mexico allowed the success of the project that has lasted for over 60 years where giraffes, wildebeests, and zebras continue to roam the region. This gave Eduardo the opportunity to be around these animals, where he could observe their anatomies and behaviors.
Following in the footsteps of his family members, Eduardo Brittingham has continued traveling all over beautiful and remote places where he has spent prolonged periods in various wildernesses, creating the affection for collecting wildlife art, that only the most truly gifted artists have captivated in their paintings and sculptures. His adventurous trips ranging from the mountainous terrains where wild sheep roam to the endless plains of Africa where lions hold their kingdoms.
This process would become the most fun, yet challenging project of his life. Amassing his collection of artwork was something that was greatly underestimated, as it has taken over a decade to hunt for the most authentic and finest art that could be found in this field.
Each and every one of the artists that Brittingham’s selects encompass rare talents that have been developed over the years from endless practice and hours in the wild studying and observing animals in their domain. Their unique styles and colors tell the story of Africa. A story that Brittingham’s wishes to share and spread to the rest of the world.
We hope one can appreciate the years that it may take to emulate nature’s finest, and what Brittingham’s considers to be the best of creation.