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Henry (Hy) Hintermeister (American, 1897-1972) oil on canvas painting of a mother bear and two cubs wandering into a campsite. A man cooking over a campfire in the foreground yells out his surprise as a man in the tent behind him emerges in his undershirt, startled. A mountain and lake with cabin at the shoreline are visible in the background. Signed Hy Hintermeister lower right. Primitive wood frame. 21" x 27" canvas, 25-1/2" x 31-1/2" framed. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate. Biography (courtesy of Askart): Henry Hintermeister was the son of John Henry Hintermeister, a noted illustrator. The father and son worked together as a duo from the 1890s to 1940s, painting storytelling scenes about American life that led to comparisons with Norman Rockwell. As a solo artist, Hintermiester was also known for his depictions of animals, particularly wildlife. Condition: Generally good conditon with allover yellowing of varnish (probably from exposure to cigarette smoke), possible light stain in mid right quadrant near man's sleeve. 1/8" area of flaking on tent.