Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:
Realism, US Western
Date and Place of Birth:
October 4, 1861, Canton, New York
Frederic Remington, who spent most of his life in the eastern United States, became famous for his visual and written portrayals of the American West. Though best known, now, for his paintings and small bronze sculptures, his illustrated pieces for Harper's Weekly made him a household name in his day. His works are characterized by being action-packed and colorful, often containing heroic portrayals of cowboys, Native Americans, soldiers, prospectors and the settlers of the Great Plains.
- Bronco Buster, 1895
- The Wicked Pony, 1898
- Comin' Through the Rye, 1902
- The Cowboy, 1908
Date and Place of Death:
December 26, 1909, New Rochelle, New York
Sources and Further Reading
- Anderson, Nancy. Frederic Remington: The Color of Night.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2003.
- Pitz, Henry Clarence. Frederic Remington: 173 Drawings and Illustrations.
Mineola : Dover Publications, 1972.
- Remington, Frederic; Samuels, Peggy.
The Collected Writings of Frederic Remington.
New York : Doubleday, 1979.