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H-76  American Alligator

H-76 American Alligator

Color Reproduction | By Charles Beckendorf

  • Size
    14" x 11"

Additional Information

The American Alligator is the largest reptile in North America and the only member of the crocodilian family in Texas.Only a few years ago the alligator seemed to face extinction in Texas. Today there may not be as many gators around as there were a hundred years ago, but their recovery to sizeable numbers is remarkable. 

Before laws were passed protecting the species, the excessive number of hides taken threatened their survival.  The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recognized that the demand for hides far exceeded the supply, and sought legal protection.

Under proper protection and favorable conditions, the alligator has recovered in much of its former range.  It is encouraging to see what management and controls in the form of research and law enforcement can do toward re-establishing the population of a species.

This image is from the Charles Beckendorf Texas Wildlife book. The original was an acrylic painting on canvas (1992) and the size is approximately 14 X 11 inches.  The total edition size of this print is 500.


This is a part of the Texas Wildlife Art Prints Collection. 

Color Reproduction

Beckendorf color reproductions are developed using four color process printing on fine white paper. This advanced technique utilizes separate color plates for each of the primary colors, plus black. High-resolution digital scans and special process inks are utilized to yield beautiful, accurate reproductions.

About the Artist - Charles Beckendorf

Charles grew up in Mathis, Texas, where he had the opportunity to spend hours on large ranches. Generous land owners gave him permission to wander freely over their ranches and he observed creatures in their natural surroundings. He developed a lifelong love of nature, whether it be in the tiniest of flowers or the largest of animals. It was at this time that he became a true naturalist.

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