Charles Marion Russell was born on March 19, 1864, in Oakhill, Missouri, and died in Great Falls, Montana, in 1926. He was a self-taught artist, drawing inspiration from his life experience as a cowboy. He specialized in western style life: cowboys, Indians, buffalo, bears, cougars, and his favorite – horses.
The viewer of Russell’s bronzes shares in his feelings of delight and despair, his moments of high excitement, and those of quiet humor. The sculptor was blessed with an ability to see those critical details that give his works excitement of life. Some of his bronzes are more impressionistic than others. By 1914, he had established himself as a success, as a sculptor and painter.
PERIOD: ContemporaryORIGIN: Idaho, United States
SIZE: 21"H x 31"L