William Holbrook Beard was an American artist who originally painted portraits and landscapes, becoming famous for his satirical paintings of beasts performing human-like activities.
Featured image: William Holbrook Beard - The Bear Dance, 2001 (detail). Offset Lithograph. 27 × 36 × 1/10 in. 68.6 × 91.4 × 0.3 cm. This is a non-editioned multiple. Photo courtesy ArtWise