Treasures from The Frederic Remington Art Museum

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Buffalo Hunter Spitting a Bullet Into a Gun, 1892 (detail). Watercolor on Paper. Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY.

A century ago, Frederic Remington was the busiest artist in America. He researched his subjects in books, in the field, and through personal correspondence. He taught himself color theory to overcome the limitations of working in black and white and investigated the science of casting to perfect his sculptures.

Remington honed his work with a journalist's sensibility for story-telling in words and pictures, buttressed with a tremendous sense of place. The West he depicted had already vanished, but Frederic Remington snatched it from oblivion and captured the world, the work, and the spirit of the American cowboy, the frontier cavalry soldier, and the determined Native American warrior forever.

Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum is made possible with funding from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional lenders to the exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Toledo Museum of Art.