Lyndle Dunn was nationally known for his animal portraits. Growing up in Wyoming, he began to draw at a very early age. He later attended the Chicago Institute of Art and the American Art Academy in Chicago. After WWII, he moved to Denver and worked on commission and freelancing. He was widely published in the United States and Europe. The Colorado State Game and Fish Department purchased many of his paintings. The BHSU Library has a large collection of his artwork including watercolor and oil paintings as well as pencil sketches. There are 72 items on display on the second floor of the E. Y. Berry Library. A number of prints and notecards from his artwork are available for sale.