Fred Machetanz (1908-2002 Alaska) ''Face to Face'' 1978 Oil on Masonite 52''x32'' Image. One of Machetanz's most famous works, ''Face to Face'' depicts a single polar bear engaging the viewer. His first color print was made of the painting in an edition of 950. Signed l.r. with title inscription on verso. Hand carved gilt framing 59''x39''. Purchased at Artique Ltd., Anchorage with original receipt included. Period pictures of the artist with the work hanging prominently in his home included. Published in color, ''The Oil Paintings of Fred Machetanz'' by Sara Machetanz plate 4 (Collection of the Artist). Small area of professional restoration lower left corner done by the gallery prior to purchase (paperwork included). Excellent condition. Collection of M. Lamont Bean (1924-2004) of Washington State, Former Chairman and CEO of the Pay and Save Corporation.