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H-78  Black Bear

H-78 Black Bear

Color Reproduction | By Charles Beckendorf

  • Size
    14" x 11"

Additional Information

The Black Bear was once common in Texas. Now it is rare although black bear sightings have increased in recent years - especially in the Southwest and Trans-Pecos. Big Bend National Park now has "Bear Crossing" signs in the Chisos Basin area.

Bears are famous for hibernating in the winter.  Texas black bearrs seem to "hole up" in a windfall, at the base of a tree, in rock crevices or some other protective site, and become inactive or less active for a time - but they do not exhibit the characteristics of true hibernation.

There are still some black bears in the heavily wooded thickets of East Texas.  Shy and retiring they are seldom seen as they feed on insects, berries, acorns and, of course, the honey of wild bees.

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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