Edward Kemeys, born Savannah, GA 1843-died Washington, DC 1907 Search this
14 x 17 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (35.5 x 43.8 x 21.6 cm)
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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.