Limited Edition Prints from the Lyman Family Collection
Limited Paper Artist Proof Edition (50)
Image Size: 32" × 21 1/4"
Signed by Stephen Lyman
"'Yosemite' is probably derived from the Miwok Indian word for grizzly bear - 'Uzumati.' In this painting, I have hearkened back to a time long past when 'Uzumati' roamed the canyons of Yosemite, lumbering over rock, through brush and across rivers, as it had for thousands of years. The 'great bear' will never come back. All I can do now is imagine what it was like and share that image through my painting." -Stephen Lyman
"Uzumati" © Stephen Lyman Estate and The Greenwich Workshop, Inc.
“He paints the wilderness with a knowledge and genuineness that can only be expressed by someone who has ‘been there’.”
Stephen Lyman was an explorer who specialized in painting the most elusive moments in nature. His inspiring work was inspired, in turn, by the writing and teachings of famous naturalist John Muir. "Muir wrote, 'Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,'" Stephen said. "I know exactly what he meant." Stephen's love of the great outdoors stemmed from a childhood spent in the Pacific Northwest, where hiking in Snake River country was a regular family ritual.