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Charles Russell

 (1864 - 1926)
Charles Marion Russell was active/lived in Montana, California, Missouri.  Charles Russell is known for Indian-frontier genre painting, sculpture.

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Born in St. Louis, Charles Russell became a legendary painter and sculptor of frontier activities of the American West.  Unlike his well-known counterpart, Frederic Remington, he preferred to paint the Indian and the Cowboys rather than the cavalry men.

He was fascinated with western life from an early age when he had heard stories of Indian fighting about his great uncle, Will Bent. Russell's earliest paintings were of war bonneted Indians on horseback.  Not interested in school, he left home for Helena, Montana, at the suggestion of his father, who paid his son's way after the youth turned 16. The father thought that rough and tough realities of the West would shake romantic notions of it out of the boy's head.  But   ...  Displaying 750 of 27455 characters.

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