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Artist:
Edward Kemeys, born Savannah, GA 1843-died Washington, DC 1907  Search this
Medium:
plaster
Dimensions:
14 x 17 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (35.5 x 43.8 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
ca. 1871-1894
Luce Center Label:
Edward Kemeys modeled many sculptures of the black and grizzly bears that he saw on his travels in the American West. He portrayed each animal’s formidable power while also capturing a lighter, more playful side to its character. In this way, Kemeys created a fiction in which wild animals were transformed into approachable, friendly creatures.
Topic:
Animal\bear  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1895.10.2
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1895.10.2