The artist is clearly not indifferent to bears; this animal is the most numerous in the precious Zimmerman Zoo.
One of the most famous stone carving artists of the last few decades, Zimmermann is a member of a family of gem carvers from the famous city of Idar-Oberstein.
He is a student of the brilliant Gerd Dreher. Alfred Zimmerman is also known for working in the Fabergé tradition. He became famous for his carvings of animals made from precious minerals.