Charles M. Russell
Charles Marion Russell was born on March 19, 1684 in
Oakhill, Missouri. He was a self taught artist, drawing
from inspiration from his life experience as a cowboy.
He specialized in Western style life: Cowboys, Indians,
Buffalo, Bears, Cougars, and his favorite - Horses.
The viewer of Russell's bronzes share in his feelings of
delight and despair, his moments of high excitement and
those of quiet humor. The sculptor was blessed with an
ability to see those critical details that give his
works excitement of life. Some of his bronzes are more
impressionistic than others. By 1914 Russell had
established himself as a success, as a sculptor and
painter. He died in Great Falls, Montana in 1926.
To view Clark Crouch's poem on Charles Russell,