Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Charles M. Russell

Charles M. Russell was a 19th century Montana artist who painted dramatic Western scenes, featuring sometimes what people wanted to conceive of the West, and sometimes what it was like:

The Hold-Up

Three Indians
Smoke of a .45

Where the Nose of a Horse Beats the Eyes of a Man



  1. I think most paintings of Western scenes are overly optimistic as to what life was really like. They're great paintings ... just probably not terribly realistic.