August 30, 2013 8:52 am
Updated: August 30, 2013 9:24 am

Gallery: 7 animals with better art skills than you

A 37-year-old chimpanzee named Brent has become a well-respected artist - at least in the animal world.

Chimp Haven

A 37-year-old chimpanzee has won the top prize for his colourful art work.

Brent, a retired laboratory animal, won the online chimp art contest organized by the Humane Society of the United States, which announced the results Thursday.

READ MORE: U.S. chimp wins 1st prize in art contest

He won $10,000 for the Chimp Haven sanctuary in northwest Louisiana.

But Brent is not the only non-human who knows how to use a paint brush.

Here’s a look at other animals with better art skills than you:

This dog:


Tillamook Cheddar at her home/studio on November 11, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York. 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier Tillamook Cheddar is an internationally renowned canine artist.  (Photo credit: Getty Images)

And this dog:


Sam the painting dog is the Leonardo Da Vinci of the canine art world works on his latest creation on October 19, 2009. Using the lush surroundings of his home town of Eastern Shore, Maryland as his muse, Sam’s paintings are attracting a loyal art world following.

This sea lion:


Sea lion ‘Jay’ paints a Chinese character reading ‘the Serpent’ at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on January 3, 2013.  (Photo credit: Getty Images)

This cat:


‘Clawed Monet’ makes an impression,  Meet the Meow. Louise Clayton and daughter Tegan Ellis, 21, from Wagga Wagga, allow their cats to express themselves with paint, creating Rescue Cat Art to help pay vet bills for the many animals they have saved. (Photo credit: AP Photo)

This elephant:


Fourteen-year-old Asian elephant, Karishma, paints on a large wooden elephant in Whipsnade Zoo in England on November 16, 2012. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

And even this orangutan:

A female orangutan named Karen at the San Diego Zoo paints November 4, 2005 in San Diego, California. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

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