Each numbered print comes with a certificate of authenticity in your choice of high-quality watercolor paper or canvas. Paper prints are shipped rolled. Canvas prints have two finishing options: 1) Shipped rolled in a tube or 2) stretched and ready-to-hang with a gallery wrap finish. Your print will be shipped within 10 business days of purchase.
Mato Tope, Four Bears was one of the featured works in my 2010 one-man show, Portraits of Honor. In order to paint this historical figure who was originally portrayed by both George Catlin and Karl Bodmer, I performed weeks of research. You can read more about Mato Tope and his people here: About Mato Tope, Four Bears. I knew when I started this piece that I wanted to provide a striking composition to accentuate this noble man. I drew inspiration from an earlier painting of mine, Undaunted Leader.
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