Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 192

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

John Coleman
b. 1949
Four Bears
Oil on canvas
47 1/2 x 29 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 60,000 - $ 70,000
Signed lower right/CA
Sold For: $ 157,950
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

Four Bears (Mato-Tope), a Mandan Chief, named for his skill as a warrior was said to have fought with the furiousness of four bears. In the early 1830’s, explorer artists George Catlin and Karl Bodmer each painted Four Bears and wrote in their journals details of his life, giving us a vivid understanding of this great chief. My Portrait of Four Bears portrays him at the height of his power wearing full regalia, face paint and many symbols that tell the stories of his exploits as a great warrior. - John Coleman


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