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Panther and Deer

1896 Edward Kemeys Born: Savannah, Georgia 1843 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1907 plaster 7 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 13 3/8 in. (18.4 x 15.6 x 34.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of J. Willis Johnson 1984.141.8 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16B


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Edward Kemeys was inspired by nature’s violence, and his sculptures often depicted the struggle to survive, as in Texan Bull Pulled Down by Jaguars. In Panther and Deer the deer’s wild eyes stare desperately as the panther bites into its neck. Both pieces vividly portray predators and their victims in the natural world and express the artist’s passion for hunting and adventure.

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Animal - deer

Animal - panther

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About Edward Kemeys

Born: Savannah, Georgia 1843 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1907

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