Amon G. Carter’s extensive collection of works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell form the core of a much larger permanent collection of American art. The Carter’s Remington-Russell holdings are unique, for nowhere else can a visitor see and compare so many masterpieces by these two artists.
An online project of the Amon Carter Museum, this site is made possible by the Jane and John Justin Foundation.
Frederic Remington (1861–1909)
Frederic Remington, one of the most important and influential artists to portray the American West, was largely self-taught. He was born on October 4, 1861, in Canton, New York. After stints in two military schools, Remington enrolled in the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1878.
Charles M. Russell (1864–1926)
Charles Marion Russell was born on March 19, 1864, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of a successful manufacturer and businessman. In 1880, after briefly attending military school in New Jersey, Russell talked his parents into letting him travel to the Montana Territory to work on a ranch.Read about Russell's watercolor techniques and materials in an essay by Amon Carter conservator Jodie Utter.
The Carter is grateful to the Britzman Collection, of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, for permitting the Carter to draw on their extensive photographic archives of Russell and Remington. An online project of the Amon Carter Museum, this site is made possible by the Jane and John Justin Foundation.