Frederic Remington, the last painter of the Wild West.
Born October 4, 1861, in Canton, New York, Frederic Remington was one of the last major artists to record the swiftly fading Wild West as an illustrator and painter. In 1881 he left to wander the west. For a time, he worked as a cowboy, but he left in 1886 to study at the Art Students League in New York. However, he still continued to visit the West. He received his first commission from Harper's Weekly, a depiction of a skirmish in the last great Indian war, led by Geronimo.
By 1891, he settled in New Rochelle, NY. Adorning his studio were a number of materials from the West that he used…
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