Bear

  • Edward Kemeys, Bear, before 1907, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of J. Willis Johnson, 1984.141.1

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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.

Title
Bear
Artists
Date
before 1907
On View
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (28.5 x 31.1 x 19.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of J. Willis Johnson

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bear
Object Number
1984.141.1
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