Charles M. Russell the Romance Maker

Looking through the Western Galleries at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, many visitors compare the work of Frederic Remington and Charlie Russell. Quite often the conclusion is something like Remington was a better painter, but Russell knew the frontier better. When making these assessments, for the most part we're looking … Continue reading Charles M. Russell the Romance Maker

Heritage Auctions American Sale Review

  Most paintings from Flanner & Buchanan Corporate collection sold well, a reminder of the successful sale of Judge Buchanan’s personal collection (also at Heritage Auctions) two years ago. One of the highlights from Buchanan’s personal collection sale was a painting of forest interior by William Trost Richards during his brief Pre-Raphaelite period. It was … Continue reading Heritage Auctions American Sale Review

The Bluebonnets and Western Art at Heritage

Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922), Bluebonnets at Sunrise Western art is not a commodity easily definable. We may think of it as depicting cowboys, cacti, and cattle. The most notable Western Art by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell depicts just that. One of the points made in a talk at Heritage Auction Galleries last night by Art … Continue reading The Bluebonnets and Western Art at Heritage