Charles Marion Russell

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Birthday
19, 1864
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 24, 1926 (62)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1864
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 24, 1926 (62)

About

Remembered for thousands of Western character and landscape paintings, as well as for Western-themed bronze sculptures, Charles "the cowboy artist" Russell is perhaps most well known for his mural Lewis and Clark Meeting the Flathead Indians, his painting The Hold Up (20 Miles to Deadwood) and his sculpture Buffalo Hunt.

Before Fame

During his childhood years, he crafted drawings and clay sculptures of animals; became a horseback rider; and read numerous books about the American West. In his mid-teens, he began working on a Western ranch.

Trivia

In 2005, his painting Piegans was auctioned for over 5.5 million dollars.

Family Life

He spent his youth in St. Louis, Missouri, and later relocated to Great Falls, Montana. When he was in his early thirties, he married an eighteen-year-old named Nancy.

Associated With

He and Tom Lovell both rose to fame for their Western-themed artworks.