Frederic Remington Makes Tracks…

September 13 – November 9, 2008

Dorothy Jenkins and Emily S. Macey Galleries

will be held every Saturday at 2:00pm for the run of the exhibition, except Saturday, September 20. Just meet in the Museum’s lobby. Free with exhibition admission.

Cowboys and Indians.

Those words bring up images of rough hewn men on horseback on the frontier, herding cattle or hunting buffalo. It was an adventurous way of life that has captured the American imagination since the mid 1800s.

Frederic Remington is the most famous of western artists. His images of bucking broncos and Native Americans on the hunt have become embedded in our collective psyches so deeply that we can not imagine the old frontier without imagining one of his illustrations.

Remington (1861 – 1909) found popularity in the mid 1880s as an illustrator for prominent magazines like The Century, Harper’s, and Collier’s. His illustrations were not drawn from photographs, but from his observations and impressions of the American West. However, he was known for his painstaking attention to the details of the images he produced. Rather than formal portraits or landscapes, Remington preferred to show his subjects in the middle of a gesture or in full-blown action.

This exhibition will feature prints and recast sculptures from the permanent collection of the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, as well as two original paintings from the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Frederic Remington Makes Tracks… is organized by the Frederic Remington Art Museum and toured by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services.



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