American Bison American Bison - Buffalo - acrylic on canvas

American Bison – America’s National Mammal

American Bison

This original artwork of American Bison is acrylic on canvas of a magnificent alpha bull bison and a former alpha male, both living in southern California.

The American Bison
American Bison, commonly known as American Buffalo, are the most massive land animals in North America.  The bison once roamed North America in enormous herds, estimated to be 30 million animals.  It supplied food, clothing, shelter and spiritual inspiration to the Native Americans and played a major role in the settling of the American West.  During this westward movement in America the bison population was reduced to 1,091 in 1889.  Today, the American Bison Association ( estimates that there are nearly 500,000 bison in North America.  In order to recognize the important role that the bison played in the creation of the America of today the bison was recognized as the national mammal of the United States in 2016.

The Artist
The artist, Gary Joseph Photography, incorporates photography, digital imaging and real wet paint to achieve fresh and intriguing works of art.  These extraordinary pieces are a marriage between the realism of a photograph and the distinct richness of an oil painting. After the paintings are printed on canvas they are then painted with wet acrylic gels and mediums, fluid acrylics and other acrylic paints. These lavish layers of hand finished artistry bring out the most subtle of details.

The Natural Oak Frame
The frame is crafted from natural oak with bark on to accentuate the natural elements of the artwork with a unique, rustic western look.  The finished, framed artwork is an elegant addition to your home, lodge or ranch.

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Project Price
24″ X 30″ ORIGINAL – Acrylic on Canvas framed in Natural Oak
24″ X 30″ Print
8″ X 10″ Print
$ 200.00
$   25.00


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