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Otto the Gorilla - Lincoln Park Zoo

Otto the Gorilla - Lincoln Park Zoo

Ernest William Scanes

USA 1909-95
1983 Mixed media 22x16 framed

Born in Ohio, Scanes was a painter and print-maker. He studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. A member of the Scarab Club in Detroit, he also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Solid auction records.

The subject was King and Dean of the Apes at the zoo, In 1983 when this pastel was done, he excaped from his glass enclosed space and wandered around the zoo until he was tranquilized and returned. He died in 1988.


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