Charles M. Russell (1864–1926)
Bold Hunters Heavens! A Grizzly Bear-, 1907
Ink and transparent watercolor over graphite underdrawing on paper
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Amon G. Carter Collection
After Glacier Park was created in 1910, roads and trails were soon completed, and tourists arrived by the droves to ride in passenger boats on Lake McDonald’s once placid waters. Russell disliked their intrusion, for he preferred to spend the summer months with family and friends at his cabin, Bull Head Lodge, situated on the lake’s edge, with nothing to remind him of a changing world. Even so, Russell continued to create watercolors like this one to be made into humorous color postcards for sale to the very tourists and visitors he supposedly disdained.