Remington … a quick sketch

2 Apr

Frederic Sackrider Remington
(October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909)

Wikipedia says: “was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th-century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry.”

Some of My Favorite Remingtons:

The Scout, Friends or Foes

The Scout, Friends or Foes

Mounted Cowboy In Chaps With Race Horse

Mounted Cowboy In Chaps With Race Horse

A dash for the timber

A dash for the timber

The Cowboy - Frederic Remington - www.frederic-remington.org

The Cowboy

Downing the Nigh Leader

Downing the Nigh Leader

The Bronco Buster

The Bronco Buster

Comanche Brave, Fort Reno, Indian Territory

Comanche Brave, Fort Reno, Indian Territory

Fight for the waterhole

Fight for the waterhole

Remington

Coming to the call

Coming to the call

Stampede

Stampede

Shotgun Hospitality, 1908

Shotgun Hospitality, 1908

End of the day

End of the day

Remington Sculpture

The Mountain Man

The Mountain Man

So many, many images I could put here …

Gun Bar

Does this look like a Great Western Artist?:

Frederick Remington

Frederick Sackrider Remington

Frederick Remington 2

Frederick Sackrider Remington

Sackrider??

OK … how about this?:

Frederick Remington 3

(Frederick Remington: Self Portrait on horse.)

Frederick Remington: Self Portrait on horse.

That’s more like it !

8 Responses to “Remington … a quick sketch”

  1. timneath April 2, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    This is incredible. I had only seen Downing the Nigh Leader. Theres such energy in these paintings. You cannot deny their influence on the genre.

  2. timneath April 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Reblogged this on Tim Neath – Visual Artist and commented:
    These are incredible, I had to share these amazing paintings!

    • jcalberta April 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

      Amazing stuff. You’re right – and I still see his influence in a lot of modern work. I plan to do a post on the equally famous Western artist, Charles Russel – whose work is often confused with Remingtons.

      And thank you very kindly for the Reblog !

      • timneath April 2, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

        Your more than welcome, reminds me that I have so much to explore in this rich genre.

  3. Rick April 2, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    Great stuff

    • jcalberta April 3, 2015 at 1:02 am #

      Yes – thanks Rick. Wish it wuz mine !

  4. Marilyn Armstrong April 5, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

    Remington is probably Garry’s favorite artist. One of my top 5 too. I used to have some signed prints — artist’s proofs — but I couldn’t afford to frame them properly. Professional framing is insanely expensive, especially if you are dealing with old prints that need museum-quality, acid-free, UV protective framing. So I gave them to a friend who could afford to take care of them. I wish I’d been able to keep them. Thanks for the fabulous pictures.

    • jcalberta April 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      Amazing! I’m not sure I would have let them out of my sight. But preserving them was more important. Good for you.
      I had a very good friend who was a framer. Might still be doing that. It’s kind of a Craft – and he was good. Yes, it’s expensive.
      Glad Garry and you like this. I’m going to do something on Russel in the future.

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