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Overview

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.

Author Biography: Brian W. Dippie is a highly regarded scholar who has written extensively on the West and Western art. He teaches in the department of history at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810967113
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 610,925
Product dimensions: 12.25(w) x 11.75(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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