Giclée canvas print by John Seerey-Lester which is singed and numbered by the artist.
Size: 24" x 36", edition size - 100 s/n
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"The year is 1895, when black bear was the most common North American big game outside of whitetail deer. Today it is still wide spread in Canada and the northern states, but three states in the south; Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi have declared it a threatened species.
Black bears are mainly nocturnal, although they can be found abroad most times of the day. Even in these early days before black bear became accustomed to human garbage, they would be found raiding hunters’ camps, particularly in the more remote locations. A camp became a welcome, easy food source, especially when the hunters were away. Theodore Roosevelt wrote of instances in the late 1800s where bears would occasionally visit hunters’ camps “playing havoc and devouring everything edible, specially if sweet, and trampling into a dirty mess whatever they do not eat.”
In my painting the camp residents have momentarily left the pots cooking on the fire but before they can return, an inquisitive bear comes out of the twilight shrouded forest and may well sample the simmering venison."
About The Artist - John Seerey-Lester - Wildlife Artist
With work hanging at the White House and in permanent, private and Museum collections, throughout the world, John Seerey-Lester has become one of the most renowned of today’s wildlife and historic artists.John has had over 400 different limited edition prints produced over the years, which led to him being one of the most sought after artists. John has gained a reputation over the years for producing images with a narrative and which are both mysterious and mystical.
He has been chosen to exhibit works in the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in Art” and “Wildlife: An Artist’s View”, shows each year since 1983 and his paintings are in their permanent collection. He has been made Master or Featured Artist for nearly every major wildlife art show over the years. He has also displayed in several other Museums such as the Gilcrease Museum, and National Museum of Wildlife Art, and in many other permanent collections such as Bennington Center for the Arts, and Nature in Art Museum. John is on the board of The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the Board of Artists for Conservation, and has a regular column in Sporting Classics Magazine.
John and Suzie Seerey-Lester returned from Canada as proud recipients of the prestigious Simon Combes Award for Conservation. The Seerey-Lesters have been involved in raising funds for conservation for over 30 years. John has raised millions of dollars personally to save African and American wildlife and habitat. Both devote a large amount of time every year raising funds for their favorite groups.
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