About The Collector

Rich Shapero is a writer and musician whose passion for the work of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein motivated him to seek out and publicly display the best of the artist’s paintings from 1954-1963. Vonbruenchenhein.com is the most extensive online collection of EVB paintings.

Rich’s own latest creation, Wild Animus is the story of a young idealist, Ransom Altman, whose quest for fundamentals drives him to the Alaskan wilderness where, alone with his dangerous ideas, he transforms himself into a wild creature prey to a strangely familiar pack of wolves.

To tell his story, Shapero has crafted a new art form that intricately interweaves book and music. This limited edition box set includes the complete storytelling experiment—a novel, Wild Animus, and three CDs, The Ram, The Wolves and Animus. Shapero is currently working on his third novel to be released in 2014.

Rich Shapero


Friends Of The Collection

Thanks to the following:

  • Lew Greenblatt and Caelan Mys
  • Lance Kinz and Michelle Tillou
  • Henry Boxer
  • Carl Hammer
  • Dean Jensen
  • Duff Lindsay
  • Frank Maresca
  • Huetta and Mary Manion
  • Rebecca Alban Hoffberger
  • Molly Dougherty
  • Susan Shure and Michael Frommer
  • William R. Glennon
  • Michael Finley
  • Michael Noland
  • Marge, Joe, Kris and Dan Arrowood
  • Ernie, Pete and Tom Richter
  • John Wahlig and Sue Howard
  • Doug Powers
  • Dan and Joan Nycz
  • Fritz Von Bruenchenhein
  • Bruce Frederick
  • Sally Duback
  • Kim Tucker
  • Roger Pierce
  • Victor Kurer
  • Dale Larsen
  • Pat Bubolz
  • Robert Jennik
  • Krista Hauser
  • Thomas Gilgenbach
  • Andrew McIntosh
  • Agass and Julian Baumgartner
  • Doug Stone
  • Dmitri Rybchenkov
  • Pauline Mohr
  • Ewa Kitowski and Gregory Gromadzki
  • Susan Pitcher
  • Percy Cannon
  • Jessica Skloven