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Two Deer--The Hunter Comes

ca. 1870-1907 Edward Kemeys Born: Savannah, Georgia 1843 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1907 plaster 6 3/8 x 11 3/8 x 7 1/8 in. (16.2 x 28.9 x 18.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of J. Willis Johnson 1984.141.13 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16B


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Edward Kemeys’ extensive study of animals in the wild gave him a feeling for their characters. His sculptures convey a wildness and individuality that were lost to animals in captivity. Although the beasts in many of his sculptures appear at rest, we often get the sense that more is happening in the wider environment.

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Animal - deer

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About Edward Kemeys

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

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