Holiday Roundup: The Art of the Turkey

(Image credit: Roy Lichtenstein)

The world of turkey art is an impressive place to wander. Despite the connotations of ridiculousness that come along with the turkey, it’s actually a lovely bird — and whether you’re a meat-eater or a vegetarian, should be regarded as art worthy. We’ve rounded up some our favorite artworks in honor of the turkey, plus some tongue-in-cheek pieces as well. Happy Thanksgiving!

1. A comment on consumerism and the American diet? Or just an homage to his favorite meal? You decide: “Turkey” by Roy Lichtenstein.
2. Perhaps the most tongue-in-cheek of all (at least nowadays). “Mr. Turkey — Child Life,” November 1955, by Elsie Fowler, from, 49.99
3. A reproduction of a gorgeous watercolor painting: “Wild Turkeys in the Straw” by Amber Alexander, available on Etsy, $20.
4. For those graphic meat-eaters: Turkey art print, by MNML Thing, available on Society6, $18.
5. For the original artwork collectors: “Wild Turkeys,” original Collagraph print by Bonnie Murray Art, available on Etsy, $300.
6. A texturized photograph, “Thanksving is Coming” by Diane Schuster, available on Fine Art America, $5.95-$95.
7. A piece from the authority on bird and fowl artwork: “The American Wild Turkey Cock” by John James Audobon, available on Fine Art America, $4.20-$65.
8. A Saturday Evening Post cover from the roaring 20s: “Baby Chef and Turkey” (1922) by J.C. Leyendecker, available on Art Fuzz, $54.
9. For all of those who aren’t quite ready to give up this trend: “Keep Calm and Gobble On” printable, designed by Craftily Ever After, $5.