J. L. Clarke Carved Wood Standing Bear Sculpture

John Louis Cutapuis Clarke (American (Blackfeet), 1881-1970). Carved wood sculpture of a standing bear, with highly detailed features and fur. Incised signature and inscription “Glacier, Mont.” along the underside. John Clarke, a friend of noted Western artist Charles M. Russell, is known for his work for the Great Northern Railway and was inspired in his carvings by the fauna of his home by Glacier National Park. Height: 10 1/2 in x width: 5 1/2 in x depth: 6 1/4 in.