William Holbrook Beard, 1825-1900, was an American painter. In 1862, he became a member of the National Academy of Design. He was a prolific artist. The humorous William Holbrook Beard paintings of bears, cats, dogs, horses and monkeys, generally with some human occupation and expression, usually satirical, gave him a great vogue at one time, and William Holbrook Beard art was largely reproduced. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.