George Boutwell’s

Bearly Texan

Painting completed in: 2013

"Bearly Texan" Bears were found all over Texas in the early 1800's but were hunted out of all but the Mountains of West Texas by the early 1900's. Due to being protected, Bears are returning to the forests of East Texas and and average of 30 sightings per year are being reported. This Black Bear lives at Waco's Cameron Park Zoo.