Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Charles Russel Museum, Great Falls Montana

4 June 2017

Russel is an important American artist devoted to the West, Native Americans and cowboys.  Born in St Louis just before the end of the Civil War, he dreamed of becoming a cowboy.  He went west at the age of 16 and settled in Montana where he lived for the rest of his life.  His art reflects how he saw the West and his total devotion to preserving images of a way of life now gone. 



























                                    His studio







Russel died on 27 Oct 1926 and had an old-fashioned Montana funeral.  






4 comments:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

From someone who is trying to learn to paint, Charles Russell does beautiful work. I loved looking at all the photos.

Nickie Jim said...

Great museum for a Great artist. Great pics, too!

Happytrails said...

I love love love this!!!! He was quite talented!!!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I would love to have one of his artworks (original, of course!) hanging on my wall. ;c)