Charles Russell


cowboy, story teller, illustrator and painter in the old west

Charles Marion Russell Quotation and Poem

The West is dead, my friend
But writers hold the seed
And what they saw
Will live and grow
Again to those who read.
– Charles Marion Russell

Between the pen and the brush there is little difference but I believe the man that makes word pictures is the greater. ---Charles M. Russell

Charles Russell Facts and thing you probably didn't know..

He was born Charles Marion Russell in St. Louis, Missouri on March 19, 1864.

At the age of 15, young Charles was kicked out of military school after completing just one semester.

Charlie Russell worked a wrangler on a cattle drives in Montana for many years.

Russell was a self-taught artist.

 His first studio was in the back of a rambunctious saloon.

Russell was 32 years of age when married the beautiful 18 year old Nancy Cooper, in 1896.

 He hid first solo exhibition in 1911 at a New York gallery
He was known as The Cowboy Artist.

During his life time Charles produced over 4,000 works of art, including his bronze sculptures


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