The image on this limited edition Pendleton blanket is from an original Monte Dolack acrylic painting Great Bear showing the layers of history, natural and human, relating to the grizzly bear. Much of Monte’s art had been influenced by ancient art, myth and cultural symbols.
A native of Great Falls, Monte Dolack grew up surrounded by the same sweeping vistas and big sky that inspired Charlie Russell. His love of Montana and passion for the West’s diverse landscapes and wildlife are evident in the images he creates and the commissions he undertakes.
A love of the natural world, combined with his exuberant curiosity and travel experiences, has shaped the content of Monte’s imagery. Blending mythology, technology and elements from nature, his work is infused with a sense of humor and irony. Monte’s keen interest in environmental issues has led to commissions for the Nature Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife and Trout Unlimited as well as over 200 posters and prints for various organizations. This is the second limited edition Pendleton blanket benefitting the Glacier National Park Conservancy, the first was Monte’s Glacier Park Goat in 2014. Pendleton has made just 500, each blanket with its own numbered patch and only sold in Glacier National Park.