This is a portrait of an American Bison, commonly called buffalo.These strong animals were almost eradicated by white hunters in the 1800's. it has endured as an icon of our heritage, spirit and culture.
The majestic Southern Plains Bison remains an even more unique story. Legendary rancher Charles Goodnight started the remnants of the herd on his JA Ranch in the Texas Panhandle in 1878, in attempts to save the animals that had meant so much to him. It was actually his wife that influenced the cattle and business tycoon to preserve them, before they disappeared, so that future generations might be able to see and appreciate these special creatures.
Somehow, against the odds, a herd of genetic-related Southern bison have managed to survive the decades since, and now, we all benefit from the Goodnights' vision. A herd of genetic-related Southern bison have managed to survive the decades since, and now, we all benefit from the Goodnights' vision. When the bison were initially donated to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and moved to Caprock Canyons State Park in 1997, it was discovered that their DNA was different, and these plains bison have features that are not shared by any other bison in North America. In fact, the Official Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons represents the last remaining examples of the Southern Plains variety.
This painting is on a linen panel, 3/8" thick. It is framed in a dark brown stained wood frame with gold trim. If you prefer to purchase this painting without the frame, contact me for pricing.