Charles M. Russell Essay

Charles M. Russell, by Carol Clark, Curator of Paintings at the
Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of those books that is
of value as a research work because of its graphics. Actually, it is
primarily a picture book. Although the text within its pages is
interesting, it deals with Russell’s art and the great
painter’s interpretation of the events he portrayed, along with a
bit of background for each of the 18 illustrations (17 in full color)
represented. For black powder and living history buffs, this
book’s true value is found in the accurate portrayal of clothing,
guns and gear of cowboys, hunters, Indians, explorers, and other
frontier figures Russell painted so well. This 10×13-inch softcover book is printed on high quality paper and will provide the reader with
much interesting information through these paintings. Priced at $10
plus $3 for shipping and handling, this book is certainly worth
consideration for those interested in the American West and Charlie
Russell’s art. For more information on this volune and other
interesting books, write to the Amon Carter Museum, P.O. Box 2365,
Dept. GA, Fort Worth, TX 76113.


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