19th-21st Century Western Genre Art
Including Cowboy Art and Lore of the Historic West
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "19th-21st Century Western Genre Art Including Cowboy Art and Lore of the Historic West." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.
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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:
The Western Hero in Print; essay by Christine C. Brindza (1/28/16)
Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture (11/5/15)
"One of the Bunkhouse Boys: Duane Bryers and His Studio" by Christine C. Brindza (10/1/14)
Journey Through History: Art and Artifacts from the Collection of Dr. Van Kirke & Helen Nelson (7/9/14)
Go West! Art of the American Frontier; article by Mindy N. Besaw and Stephanie Mayer Heydt (12/9/13)
Rob Akey: Observation, Memory and Invention: Western Art and Imagery Reconsidered (10/22/12)
Go West! Representations of the American Frontier (3/14/12)
Howard Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People (1/18/12)
Visions of the American West: Masterworks from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (11/22/11)
Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line III; essay by Jeff Donaldson (11/8/11)
Allen True's West (3/22/11)
Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller in the Bank of America Collection (10/16/10)
The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell: A Retrospective of Paintings and Sculpture (1/17/09)
Allen True's West (11/13/09)
Will James: The Hays Collection (7/11/09)
An Artist with the Corps of Discovery: One Hundred Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark (7/10/09)
Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller (1/23/09)
Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller / Introduction: "Scenes That Do Him Much Honor"; essay by Lisa Strong (11/19/08)
Don Ray: A Rerospective (11/8/08)
Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller (8/9/08)
A Brush With Reality - Detailing the West in Contemporary Art; essay by Susan Hallsten McGarry (7/10/08)
Edward Borein, The Artist's Life and Work; essay by Robyn G. Peterson (6/13/08)
My Youth With Western Artists (4/28/08)
Defining the West; essay by Roger Dunbier, PhD (4/15/08)
Early Painters/Recent Painters; essay by Roger Dunbier, PhD (3/1/08)
Remington Looking West (2/20/08)
BOTHERED BY DEFINITIONS: Is that still life western?; essay by Roger Dunbier, PhD (1/10/08)
WHAT'S A WESTERN ARTIST?: "Is it really true that the most Western are the most Eastern?"; essay by Roger Dunbier, PhD (1/7/08)
WHAT'S WESTERN ART?; essay by Roger Dunbier, PhD (1/6/08)
FIVE THEMES OF WESTERN ART: A Famous Pioneering Artist for Each of Those Themes , article by Roger Dunbier (12/10/07)
WESTERN ART: Never Replaced by Soup Cans, Soup Lines or Soup Itself, article by Roger Dunbier (12/10/07)
Go West! (1/18/07)
Powell: The Ace of Diamonds and Cowboy in the Rough (9/17/07)
Frederic Remington: Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum; article by Laura Foster (7/11/07)
Frederic Remington Makes Tracks: Adventures and Artistic Impressions (3/20/07)
Jack Sorenson: In Palo Duro's Shadow; with text by Michael Grauer (12/`1/06)
Legends of the West: The Foxley Collection (11/10/06)
Collecting the Legends; essay by J. Brooks Joyner (11/10/06)
Frederic Remington and the American Civil War: A Ghost Story (7/29/06)
Western Women Artists: An Overview; text by Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick (9/22/05)
Western American Art South of the Sweet Line (8/18/05)
John Clymer, an Artist's Rendezvous with the Frontier West; essay by Walt Reed (7/12/05)
American West: Dust and Dreams (7/11/05)
Winold Reiss: Artist for the Great Northern (6/1/05)
The Fireboat" by Charles M. Russell; article by J. Kendall May (5/25/05)
Charles Fritz, "An Artist with the Corps of Discovery"; article by Sharon McGowan (5/25/05)
"They Are a Fine Outfit Those Blackfeet": Frederic Remington in Western Canada; essay by Peter H. Hassrick (1/19/05)
The American West Goes East; essay by Peter H. Hassrick (1/19/05)
Capturing Western Legends: Russell and Remington's Canadian Frontier (1/5/05)
Joseph Henry Sharp: A Symphony in Silence; essay by by Bruce Eldredge, Nell Horton and Janis Ziller Becker (11/20/04)
The Charles M. Bair Family Collection: Western and Native American Art (9/7/04)
Artists of the American West (9/3/04)
West By Southwest: from the Collections of the Museum of the Southwest (8/16/04)
George Phippen Retrospective (7/29/04)
Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier -- The Phelan Collection (7/15/04)
Russell Rides at the Phippen: From the Private Collection of Frederic G. and Ginger K. Renner (4/8/04)
The Other Side of the West: Re-creating New Icons of the West at the Booth Western Art Museum (3/18/04)
Lewis and Clark Discovery: Works by Frank Hagel (3/5/04)
The Fleischaker Collection: Western and Native American Art (1/29/04)
Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier (1/21/04)
A Collector's Perspective: Western Art from the Museum's Collection Personally Selected by Bob Rockwell (11/21/03)
A Western Icon: The Stories and Illustrations of Will James (7/25/03)
The John A. and Margaret Hill Collection of American Western Art (7/11/03)
Re-presenting Representation VI (6/13/03)
Window on the West: Chicago and the Art of the New Frontier, 18901940 (5/31/03)
Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier, the Phelan Collection (5/5/03)
1999 - 2002
The Anschutz Collection of Western Art; essay by Don Gray (7/22/02)
Returning Home: The Francis King Collection (6/18/02)
The West's Best at Desert Caballeros Western Museum (5/20/02)
Frederic Remington: Illustrator, Sculptor, Painter (2/20/02)
"The Cowboy's Dream:" The Mythic Life and Art of Lon Megargee (2/11/02)
In Search of the Dream: The American West / The West in Popular Culture (1/31/02)
The Brotherhood of Man: Tom Ryan and the Cowboys of the 6666 Ranch; Tom Ryan and the Cowboys of the 6666 Ranch, essay segments by Susan Hallsten McGarry (10/22/01)
Portraits of Native America: Faces of the American West (9/2/01)
"Fields," an exhibition; "Foundations of Art and Life", chapter from book by Donald J. Hagerty titled "Holding Ground: the Art of Gary Ernest Smith (8/23/01)
Remington, Russell and the Language of Western Art (6/22/01)
The John A. and Margaret Hill Collection of American Western Art (6/14/01)
Forever West (5/29/01)
Gilcrease Museum And the American Western Collection of Dr. Philip Gillette Cole (4/11/01)
Horse & Rider in the Harmsen Collection of Western Art (1/8/01)
Unbroken Spirit: The Wild Horse in the American Landscape; Wild Horses: An Intgral part of the Natural System, essay by Charles R. Preston (7/17/99)
Click here for more articles and essays on this subject published in 1998-2001.
A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved:
318 pages referencing "Western Genre"
Museums that have significant collections of, or frequently exhibit, Western genre art:
Autry Museum of Western Heritage
Booth Western Art Museum
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
C. M. Russell Museum
Cowboy Artists of America Museum
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Hubbard Museum of the American West
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Nelson Museum of the West
Olaf Wieghorst Museum
Sid Richardson Museum
Stark Museum of Art
From other websites:
The Art of Harry Jackson was an exhibit held in 2014-15 at Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Mindy Besaw, Whitney Western Art Museum Curator at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, said: "Without a doubt, Harry Jackson, can be credited as the artist who, more than any other, resurrected a dying genre of figurative art based on western subjects in the 1950s and 1960s," Accessed August, 2015.
J. Mark Sublette of Medicine Man Gallery, Inc. has secured permission to reprint online numerous articles concerning Western and Native American art from publishers of several paper-printed magazines. Categories include "Contemporary Painters,"Contemporary Sculptors,"Deceased Painters / Sculptors,"Collecting Antiques / Fine Art," plus others. Accessed August, 2015.
A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection was a touring exhibit organized by The Rockwell Museum with the Mattatuck Museum, at The Rockwell Museum 2014-15, which says: "The exhibition... demonstrates artistic response to the distinctive western landscape and to the unique characters the area has produced. The West has been a defining national symbol during much of America's history. Although considered a region by Euro-Americans, the West was also a myth, a dream, an inspiration and a destination. As the title indicates, the major theme of the exhibition is "spirit of community." Drawn from the collection of Ken Ratner, the art integrates a multitude of traditions: landscape, portraiture and character study, animal pictures, domestic and urban scenes and Native Americans." Accessed 10/16.
Cowboys (paintings of) - sample of artists and works from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.
Indians, Native Americans (paintings of) - sample of artists and works from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.
Legacy is a 2017 exhibit at the Sid Richardson Museum which says: "Legacy depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West. The legacy of conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion continues to impact America today. The exhibition also celebrates Sid Richardson's legacy of philanthropy and collecting art. The exhibition features 42 of the Museum's dynamic paintings of the 19th century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and their contemporaries along with three bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell and one Russell painting on loan from a private collection." Accessed 6/17
Looking West, an exhibit held February 3-August 5, 2012 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Includes 2-minute video. Accessed February, 2015.
Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West is a 2015 exhibit at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum which says: "Hosted by the Museum and organized by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas, this exhibit features more than 100 works focusing on women in the late 19th century through the present as seen through the talents of multiple artists. The works honor women who stood bravely through a myriad of difficulties, tragedies and losses to help build this nation." Also see Delaware Art Museum coverage of the exhibit. Accessed 3/17
"Moonlighting - Frederic Remington's Nocturnes" by Joseph Phelan in Artcyclopedia is an essay about the 2003 exhibit The Color of Night at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Accessed 11/16
Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River is a 2014-15 exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum which says: "Navigating the West, a dynamic exhibition featuring sixteen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting." Also see The Metropolitan Museum of Art press release. Accessed 3/17
The New Frontier, an exhibit held May 19, 2013 - November 3, 2013 at the Gilcrease Museum. Includes images of selected works in the exhibit. Accessed August, 2015.
Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley was an exhibit held June 6 - August 29, 2015 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. "In his day, Stanley was viewed as the premier painter of American Indians," said exhibition co-curator, Peter H. Hassrick, Senior Scholar and Director Emeritus at the Center. "His motivation was to give America's Native people a face as the subjects of fine art -- unlike artists George Catlin and Karl Bodmer who were driven more by the restraints of science and the desire to record the moment. Without Stanley, we would be hard pressed to find artistically well-considered images of Native Americans that span the entirety of the western United States." Accessed August, 2016.
Sculptors Who Paint: Veryl Goodnight, Donna Howell-Sickles and Rosie Sandifer, an exhibit held August 16 - November 3, 2013 at the Museum of the Southwest. Includes online exhibit catalogue. Accessed March, 2015.
"Sonora, Sedona, and Since," by Don Hedgpeth, an in-depth essay provided by the Cowboy Artists of America, which covvers the history of the CAA. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum, an exhibit held January 31, 2009 to May 17, 2009 at the Paine Art Center and Gardens. Accessed August, 2015.
Western (genre) from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.
The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is a 2017 exhibit at the Denver Art Museum which says: "The West is synonymous with the romantic, large-scale paintings of Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt. It also materializes in the works of contemporary artists like Ed Ruscha and Kent Monkman and the films of John Ford and Sergio Leone. By featuring these and other artists, authors, filmmakers, and historic figures together, The Western observes how the mythology of the West spread throughout the world and endures today." Accessed 6/17
Western Artists - sample of artists and works from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.
"Women of Western Art," by: Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, January 1, 1970, excerpt from An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West [1998 University of Texas Press, Austin ], from Southwest Art. Accessed August, 2015.
Booth Western Art Museum presents Bonnie Adams interview with Seth Hopkins [7:20] Accessed June, 2015.
Stark / University Center Galleries website has a videos page which includes Artist Harold Osman, or H.O. "Cowboy" Kelly [8:02]. Accessed June, 2015.
Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located many of the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with this topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Book information courtesy of Google Books may be in error or incomplete. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.
Art of the American Frontier: From the Buffalo Bill Center of the West by Stephanie Mayer Heydt, with contributors Mindy A. Besaw, Emma Hansen. Yale University Press, 2013. 176 pages. Hardcover. ISBN-10: 0300197381, ISBN-13: 978-0300197389
American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945. This book by Marian Wardle, Sarah Burns, and Brigham Young University Museum of Art, compiled by Stephanie Andrews McNairy contains seven essays included that recover the lesser known work of Robert Henri's women students. The contributors, who include well-known scholars of art history, American studies, and cultural studies demonstrate how these women participated in the "modernizing" of women's roles during this era. Pub;lished by Rutgers University Press. ISBN:0813536847. (left: front cover, American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945. Photo courtesy Google Books)
Artists of the Old West. Published 1964 by Flint Institute of Arts. Introd. by G. Stuart Hodg
Buckeye Blake: Art on the Western Front, By Sarah E. Boehme, Buckeye Blake, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 993 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center ; In association with the University of Washington Press. Cowboys in art. 50 pages. Exhibition catalog.
Carl Rungius Western Wildlife: An Exhibition of Paintings on Loan from the Glenbow..., By Carl Rungius, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 977 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. 12 pages.
An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West, By Phil Kovinick, Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, William H. Goetzmann. Published 1998 by University of Texas Press. 405 pages. ISBN:0292790635. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. Google Books says: "This encyclopedia is a biographical dictionary of some 1,000 women artists of the American West. The product of a twenty-year, coast-to-coast research project by authors Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, it offers accurate, concise introductions to women painters, graphic artists, and sculptors, all of whom achieved recognition as depictors of Western subjects between the 1840s and 1980. Their styles range from representationalism to early modernism, while their works depict everything from bold landscapes and scenes of intensive action to studies of Native Americans, pioneers, ranchers, farmers, wildlife, and flora."
Exhibition: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture: Western Americana Art, By Edward Borein, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1964 by Whitney Gallery of Western Art: Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cover title: 1964 exhibition of Western Americana art, "Buffalo Bill Country" : Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Edward Borein, and others.
Fine Art of the West, By B. Byron Price, Published 2004, ISBN: 978-0-7892-0659-6, Abbeville Press) (left: catalogue front cover courtesy Abbeville Press)
Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney with a Catalogue of ..., By Linda Bantel, William Tylee Ranney, Peter H. Hassrick, Sarah E. Boehme, Mark Bockrath, Kathleen Luhrs, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 2006 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Frontier and pioneer life in art. 225 pages. ISBN:0931618614. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, May 13-Aug. 14, 2006; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 29, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 10-May 13, 2007; Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 23-Aug. 26, 2007.
Frank Tenney Johnson: The Rimrock Years, By Melissa J. Webster, Peter H. Hassrick, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frank Tenney Johnson, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1986 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 32 pages. ISBN:0931618215
Frederic Remington, By Peter H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Melissa J. Webster. Published 1996 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Remington, Frederic. 938 pages. ISBN:0931618576
The Frederic Remington Studio, by Peter H. Hassrick, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1994 - 61 pages
Frederic Remington, the Camera & the Old West, by Estelle Jussim. Published 1983 by Amon Carter Museum. ISBN 0883600447. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 9, 2007
Frederic Remington, By Peter H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Melissa J. Webster. Published 1996 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Remington, Frederic. 938 pages. ISBN:0931618576
Frederic Remington's The Outlaw: Registry of Ownership, Limited Edition ..., By Whitney Gallery of Western Art. Published 1979 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center
The Frederic Remington Studio Collection: [gift of the W.R. Coe Foundation ..., By Whitney Gallery of Western Art, W.R. Coe Foundation, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1960 by Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Frontier America: Art and Treasures of the Old West from the Buffalo Bill ..., By Paul Fees, Sarah E. Boehme, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1988 by The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in association with H.N . Abrams. West (U.S.) in art / Catalogs. 128 pages. ISBN:0810909480
Harry Jackson, a Retrospective Exhibition, By Gene Thornton, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Published 1981 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 70 pages. ISBN:0931618045. "Participating Museums: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Plam Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota."
Harry Jackson: Cosmos: Buffalo Bill Historical Center Proudly Offers You a ..., By Harry Jackson, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1997 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. 15 pages
Independent spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945. This book by Patricia Trenton and Sandra D'Emilio is abundantly illustrated, with over one-hundred color plates, this book is a rich compendium of Western art by women. Published 1995 by University of California Press. 304 pages. ISBN:0520202031 (left: front cover, Independent spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945. Photo courtesy Google Books)
James Bama: Western Paintings, By Peter H Hassrick. Published jointly by the Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. No date.
Land of Buffalo Bill - inaugural Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, By Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1959 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 17 pages Includes chronology.
N.C. Wyeth's Wild West, by Gònò E. Harris, Newell Convers Wyeth, Brandywine River Museum, Portland Museum of Art - West (U. S.) in art - 1990 - 86 pages. "Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, September 8 through November 18, 1990; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, December 6, 1990...
Nick Eggenhofer Exhibition: Paintings-drawings, Bronzes-wagon Wheels, By Nicholas Eggenhofer, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1975 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Painting Professionals: Women Artists & the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930. This book by Kirsten Swinth explores how women's growing presence in the American art world transformed both its institutions and its ideology. Swinth traces the careers of women painters in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, opening and closing her book with discussion of the two most famous women artists of the period -- Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Perhaps surprisingly, Swinth shows that in the 1870s and 1880s men and women easily crossed the boundaries separating conventionally masculine and feminine artistic territories to compete with each other as well as to join forces to professionalize art training, manage a fluid and unpredictable art market, and shape the language of art criticism. Published 2001 by UNC Press. 305 pages. ISBN:0807849715 (right: front cover, Painting Professionals: Women Artists & the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930. Photo courtesy Google Books)
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Notable Documentary Artists of the Old ..., By Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1962 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Art, American. 16 pages. Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Albert Bierstadt, Joseph H. Sharp ... [et al.].
Rendezvous to Roundup: The First 100 Years of Art in Wyoming, By Sarah E. Boehme, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1992 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Painting, American / Wyoming/ Exhibitions. 49 pages. ISBN:0931618304. Catalogue for the exhibition held at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, May 25 through September 3, 1940.
The Remington Studio, By Frederic Remington, Peter H. Hassrick, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1981 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 64 pages. ISBN:0931618053
Twelve Contemporary Western Artists: Selections from the Whitney Gallery of ..., By Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Deborah Goppert, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Whitney Gallery of Western Art. Published 1978 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 28 pages
Western Art: Paintings and Sculptures of the West: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, By Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Published 1967 by Genevieve and Donald Gilmore Art Center, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
William de la Montagne Cary, By Eugene Lee Silliman. Published 1980 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Indians of North America. 14 pages
Book information courtesy of Google Books. Other book list: Southwestern art books
American Heritage is a two-part 30 minute Wilton program that showcases American history through vivid images of past and present. An engaging overview for American art history and social studies students, particularly at the middle school level.
EARLY AMERICAN CRAFTS A comprehensive look at American folk arts from the cradle to the grave. Beautiful examples of household crafts, glass, silver, painting, scrimshaw, and gravestones complete with the ?how and why? of each craft.
AMERICAN WESTWARD MOVEMENT A stunning panorama of American expansion as seen through the eyes of artists who were there: Catlin, Bingham, Bierstadt, and Remington just to name a few. This colorful and historic program includes instructional maps, etchings, paintings, and photography.
Artists of the West is a 56 minute 2000 PBS Home Video. Actor Joseph Campanella narrates a dramatic story of the American West as seen through the eyes of three pre-eminent artists : Charles Russell, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Remington
Art of the American West Series from the Collection of the Museum of Western Art, Denver, has three sections (22 minutes each segment):
Before the White Man (Albert Blerstadt, Thomas Moran, Charles Wimar, .Henry Farny, Thomas Hill, Worthington Whittredge, Frederic Remington),
Westward Expansion (Charles Christian Nahl, C.M. Russell, Remington, Frank Schoonover and others)
The Old West Is Dead (the influence of modern art in the works of Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O'Keefe, Ernest Blumenshein, Victor Higgins).
Cowboy Art is a 55 minute video exploring this uniquely American genre which helped transform the cowboys and Indians legends into a mythology. Explores the revival of interest in this genre, and shows "cowboy artists" at work at a Pueblo village in New Mexico and at a round-up ranch in Texas."Profiles three cowboy artists who live and work in the American Southwest. Painter Gordon Snidow (b. 1936) in Texas; sculptor Joe Beeler (b. 1931) of Arizona; Gary Niblett (b.1943) paints scenes of Pueblo Indian culture in New Mexico." Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center. The Museum contains a comprehensive lending library including many videos. TFAO wishes to extend appreciation to Katherine Moloney, Teaching and Visual Resources Coordinator, for acquainting TFAO with the Museum's collection.
Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists, The. An examination of the work and philosophy of California cowboy artist, Gerald Gaxiola, who defies categorization but works in the medium of painting, blockprints, sculptures, music and entertainment. Film shows Gaxiola performing on stage and reviews an astonishing array of his works including paintings inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, ceramic Cadillacs, landscapes, color block prints of Berkeley landmarks, cowboy clothing he has designed, the designing and construction of his "bunk house", and concludes with a visit to the annual celebration of Maestro Day, held at Albany High School, California. Dist.: Flower Films. 199?. 54 min. Video/C 4066. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
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