Edward Kemeys, born Savannah, GA 1843-died Washington, DC 1907 Search this
14 3/4 x 19 x 19 1/8 in. (37.5 x 48.2 x 23.2 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.