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Title:
Charlie Russell roundup : essays on America's favorite cowboy artist
Author:
Dippie, Brian W.
Publication Information:
Helena, MT : Montana Historical Society Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780917298479

9780917298462
Format :
Book

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Summary

Illustrated with black-and-white and color illustrations including a never before reproduced Russell painting Charlie Russell Roundup contains many of the best stories and critical thinking on Russell, an artist who portrayed the Old West in all its vibrancy. Early press accounts of the cowboy artist, reminiscences by his friends and fellow artists, interpretive and biographical studies, and a few words from Russell himself are all included in this engaging anthology. Fresh insights into the man and his art, and his enduring legend are enhanced by historic photographs and a large sampling of Russell's work. Brian W. Dippie is Professor of History at University of British Columbia, Victoria, editor of Charles M. Russell, Word Painter, and author of Looking at Russell and West-Fever as well as many other books.


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Choice Review

Few western artists have received the popular and critical attention that has been given to Charles Marion Russell, and no artist of the American West has contributed more to the romantic and mythic image of the West. This engaging work, edited by Dippie (Univ. of Victoria, British Columbia), one of the leading students of the art of the American West, is a collection of brief essays, newspaper pieces, and articles that help define Russell's life and career. The majority of these entries appeared earlier in Montana: The Magazine of Western History. The focus of this work is not on the technical details of Russell's career as an artist but rather on the nuances of his personality, life, his relationship with women and his wife, the impression that he made on those who knew him, and the dilemmas encountered in seeking to portray this nostalgic interpreter of the West of the past. Anecdotal, biographical, and autobiographical, this delightful volume will contribute to an understanding of this popular, enduring, and talented artist and shed light on dimensions of his personal and daily life that are frequently neglected. All levels. P. D. Thomas; Wichita State University


Table of Contents

EditorBrian W. Dippie
presents a variety of looks atCharles Marion Russell (1864-1926)
whose perspectives on the changing West and talents with oil
watercolor
bronze and more made him a lasting name
With illustrations