(1910-1984) Cecil Smith; Oil on Canvas. Painter of western life; grew up on his family's Idaho ranch started by his grandfather in 1880. Worked as an open range cowboy in the free grass years. After the war, Smithhelped run an 89,000 acre ranch in Idaho/Montana until 1959 when the family got out of cattle business, then settled down to painting full time, from motion picture cartooning to 90' murals. He believed that "great art has always been descriptive of the life and times of the artist - I want every painting to tell a story." Included in the US Art Exhibition at the Paris Exposition in the 1930's; featured in Western Painting Today, Western Horseman, and Southwest Art.
PERIOD: 20th CenturyORIGIN: Idaho, United States
SIZE: 24" x 36"; Frame 31" x 43"