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Artist:
Edward Kemeys, born Savannah, GA 1843-died Washington, DC 1907  Search this
Medium:
painted plaster
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 19 x 19 1/8 in. (37.5 x 48.2 x 23.2 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1871-1885
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:
1895.10.3
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 19B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1895.10.3