Grizzly Bear Sitting

  • Edward Kemeys, Grizzly Bear Sitting, ca. 1871-1894, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1895.10.2

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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
Grizzly Bear Sitting
Artists
Date
ca. 1871-1894
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Dimensions
14 x 17 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (35.5 x 43.8 x 21.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bear
Object Number
1895.10.2
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