William Holbrook Beard

William Holbrook Beard

Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, USA
Death 20 Feb 1900 (aged 75)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Lot 19145, Section 115
Memorial ID 12451565 · View Source
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William Holbrook Beard began his career as a portrait artist. He became famous for his animal paintings and the display of his keen sense of humor. His stories of human foibles told with rabbits, foxes, monkeys and especially bears found a wide and appreciative audience. Not content to work only within that popular format, Beard attempted more serious genre such as "Lo, the Poor Indian," which proved to be one of his most popular paintings. The subject was inspired by a verse from Alexander Pope's famous "Essay on Man."

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American artist noted for anthropomophic themes.

Gravesite Details The Bulls and Bears fighting on Wall Street is his most famous painting. A large bronze bear sits atop his memorial.


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  • Created by: Zouave
  • Added: 21 Nov 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12451565
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Holbrook Beard (13 Apr 1824–20 Feb 1900), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12451565, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Zouave (contributor 46774944) .