Romance Maker: The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell
More than 100 of the finest and best-preserved watercolors by Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) will be featured in this special exhibition. Never before have so many of these singular depictions of the Old West been brought together. Russell’s advice to a fellow artist to “sinch your saddle on romance” defined his work, where vivid subjects culled from his own youthful experiences were fused with the power of his artistic imagination to create unforgettable images of the mythic American frontier. IMAGE: Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) Wild Man’s Meat, 1899. Watercolor, opaque watercolor, and graphite on paper. Courtesy Sid Richardson Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.