(1908-1986). Two oils on canvas; 16” x 20”. August Lenox was born in 1908 in a sod house on a homestead, on the plains of North Dakota. Lenox became a permanent resident of the Texas Hill Country, where he painted western subjects in oil; of cowboys and Indians that are lean, tough, men with grime, dust, and blood on them, from a hard life working cattle and fighting on the open range. He lived them as part of the Chuck Wagon West. While not anti-social, Lenox was neither a mixer nor a joiner, but one of the real cowpokes of the open range cow camps. He painted western art, based on a true story, in every painting. A permanent foundation has been established in LA to house his art. Several series of Lenox’s historical paintings have been about the early west. The first of the series includes 20 large paintings that tell the tragic story of the great buffalo slaughter. These paintings are said to have been used for magazine illustrations-we have not yet found. Framed.
PERIOD: Mid 20th CenturyORIGIN: Texas, United States
SIZE: 16” x 20”