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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 201

    William Sternberg De Beer (South African, b. 1941)

    Breaking Cover, Grizzly Bear

    Price Realised  

    William Sternberg De Beer (South African, b. 1941)
    Breaking Cover, Grizzly Bear
    signed 'WILLIAM S DE BEER SAS' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.5 cm.)


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    After studying at the University of Pretoria, de Beer became a commercial artist and an illustrator for many years in Johannesburg. From 1985 he devoted himself to wildlife painting and to conservation and he regularly supports the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. He has received many international commissions including from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, the Nigerian Embassy in London and the Ambassador of Taiwan in South Africa amongst others. He received the Award of Excellence Bronze Medal at the Society of Animal Artists in New York in 2006.