Frederic Remington

Creator Details

  • Birth

    Oct. 4, 1861 (Canton, New York)

  • Death

    Dec. 26, 1909 (Ridgefield, Connecticut)

During the late 19th century, the New York artist and illustrator Frederic Remington captivated audiences with his action-packed, romanticized scenes of the Old West. His imagery of heroic masculinity and frontier violence circulated widely as illustrations in the popular periodicals of the day, offering a reassuring narrative for Americans unsettled by the cultural upheavals of urbanization, industrialization, and immigration. As his career progressed, Remington sought to align his artistic reputation with his accomplishments as a painter and sculptor, an endeavor cut short by his sudden death at the age of 48.

When the Museum was founded in 1961, Amon G. Carter Sr.’s collection of Remington paintings, sculptures, and works on paper formed a pillar of the museum’s holdings. Several of Remington’s best-known works are today in the Amon G. Carter Collection, including A Dash for the Timber, Coming Through the Rye, and The Fall of the Cowboy. In addition, the Museum houses the Roman Bronze Works Archive, a key resource for the study of Remington’s sculptures.

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