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The Frederic Remington Art Museum collection
Dippie, Brian W.
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New York : Frederic Remington Art Museum : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, [2001]

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264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 x 31 cm
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N6537.R4 D57 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Few American artists are as enduringly popular as Frederic Remington (1861-1909). His bronzes and paintings of the American West have become iconic images, shaping the way Americans view the history of the West. This generously illustrated volume is the first to examine the exceptional collection of his works housed at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York.In his richly detailed portrait of the artist, Western art scholar Brian W. Dippie traces Remington's life and artistic development. Drawing extensively on Remington's letters, diaries, and other archival materials, Dippie explores some 100 of the most important works in the collection in the context of prevailing social, cultural, and political attitudes -- including the ethnic and racial stereotypes for which Remington's work is sometimes criticized today. An important addition to the Remington literature, this handsome volume highlights Remington's impressive range and underscores his achievements as an illustrator, sculptor, and,painter.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The Frederic Remington Art Museum Collection showcases the holdings of the Ogdensburg, N.Y., institution. Remington (1861-1909) remains an iconic, mythmaking painter and sculptor of the American post-Civil War West, as these 333 illustrations 127 in color, 206 in duotone readily show. Brian W. Dippie, who teaches art history at British Columbia's University of Victoria, offers a clear-eyed look at highlights from Remington's oeuvre, along with excerpts from the artist's letters, diaries and sketchbooks. ( Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Much has been written throughout the 20th century and recently about Remington, the immensely popular artist of the American West. Dippie (history, Univ. of Victoria; West-Fever, LJ 11/1/98), a foremost authority on Western art, devotes his book to work at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY, which was established from Remington's estate by his widow, Eva, and sister-in-law Emma. People familiar only with the artist's images of cowboys and Native Americans will likely be surprised and delighted by his impressionist-inspired landscapes of his home state of New York. Photographs and comparative images enhance the author's discussions of Remington himself and of the individual paintings, drawings, and sculptures. (However, there was occasionally a lack of correlation between the table of contents and the actual text.) Recommended for academic and public libraries. Anne Marie Lane, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

The latest entry in the effort to canonize Frederic Remington as one of the US's greatest artists, this elegant publication is in many ways more impressive than its subject. As a catalog of the paintings and sculptures enshrined in the Remington museum of the upstate New York village of Ogdensburg--the connection is that of proximity to the artist's birthplace in Canton--this handsome volume promises more than it delivers. Art historian Dippie's scholarship, as always, is impeccable but the works of art generally do not rise to the level of the attention lavished on them. Remington's masterworks are for the most part housed elsewhere (cf. The Sid Richardson Collection, Fort Worth, Texas) and arguably possess a stronger claim to this publication's status of coffee-table iconicity. The broader question of whether Remington merits the interest and attention he has received in recent years through exhibitions, monographs, and catalogs will not be resolved by the imprimatur of publisher Abrams. General readers. R. L. McGrath Dartmouth College