Charles Russell was a 19th century cowboy artist born in Missouri in 1864. He is famous for his Cowboy Paintings of the American West. In early life, Charles M Russell worked as a cowboy in Montana. He was always very interested in the Wild West and its history. Russell married in 1896, and he and his wife Nancy moved to Great Falls, where he remained for the rest of his life. Russell’s wife, Nancy, was skilled at marketing his paintings. She arranged many exhibitions of his art, not only throughout America but also in London. There is a substantial following for both his cowboy paintings and sculptures. In America, movie stars like Douglas Fairbanks are collectors of Charles Marion Russell paintings. At the time of his death in 1926, he was a celebrated figure.
Charlie Russell is the most famous Cowboy artist, completing over 4,000 paintings during his life.
Famous paintings by Charles M Russell are:
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