Sunday, April 10, 2011

Western Art

I'm not a huge fan of art of the American west, yet I do continually find myself admiring the iconic western art of Charles Russell and Frederic Remington.

Way back in my Chicago days, I used to see lots of original artwork of these two, and was always astounded by the immediacy present in their work, always seeming spontaneous and unlabored.

This is one of my favorite Remington studies:


Larry MacDougall said...

Boy, that's fresh.
One thing you can definitely say about those two - they could sure draw horses - and anyone whose tried, knows how hard that is.

Peter Bangs said...

Great artists both. Personally I've always been a fan of westerns so Wyeth is my go to man.

Michael Bates said...

Have you ever been to Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma? Big collection of Remington, Russell, Moran, and their contemporaries.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Never have. I'll bet that's a fabulous feast for the eyes.