Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cowboy Artist in 1912

For you art fans today's post is for you,

Cowboy artist, Charlie Russell, painted scenes of the Old West and focused on the life of the cowboy. He also painted scenes from the  Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Native Americans, and scenery of Montana, and Western Canada.

He was born in Missouri in 1864 and dreamed of being a cowboy when he was a teenager.

His work was exhibited in the 1912 Calgary Stampede. For the 2012 Calgary Stampede, decided to have an art exhibition as well.

This article is an interesting read. Click here to read more.



  1. As this is the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, they're going all out in celebration - in big, bold, Alberta style.

    Thanks for posting about this. :)

  2. Thanks Anita. I thought it was a fun article. The Calgary Stampede Celebration will be a good one.