The Amon Carter Museum exhibits "The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell"
Fort Worth, Texas.- The Amon Carter Museum is proud to present “Romance Maker: The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell” on view at the museum on now through May 13th. More than 100 of the finest and best-preserved watercolors by Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) will be featured in this special exhibition. Never before have so many of these singular depictions of the Old West been brought together Russell’s advice to a fellow artist to “sinch your saddle on romance” defined his work, where vivid subjects culled from his own youthful experiences were fused with the power of his artistic imagination to create unforgettable images of the mythic American frontier. Russell died on October 24, 1926 at his home in Great Falls, Montana. Charlie Russell completed approximately 4,000 works of art during his lifetime. He was the first “Western” artist to live the majority of his life in the West. For this reason, Charlie knew his subject matter intimately, setting the standard for many western artists to follow.