Sculptor, Writer, Illustrator, and Painter of America- Frederic Remington
All of the works by Frederic Remington replicated or depicted the Western United States. He was born on 4th October 1861. In fact, his artworks often feature American Indians, US Cavalry, and Cowboys. His works were based upon the last quarter of the 19th century. Remington often traveled to American West, and as per records, he made 16 trips. It was for gathering the information, making notes, taking photographs, collecting artifacts, and making sketches. His hometown was in Canton, New York, and gathering information was the only way for him to master the ideas and brush them down in blank papers.
Frederic’s Life-Journey of Becoming an Artist
Frederic’s family owns hardware stores, and his father was also a colonel in the Civil War of 1637. As of the past generations of Remington’s family, they were quite skilled in riding horses. In fact, Frederic was the only child of his parents and had a passion for swimming, hunting, and camping. He wasn’t that strong in mathematics, which was saddening for his parents, as they wanted to send him to West Point. And then, he started to sketch cowboys and soldiers at a very early age. He then headed to military school to focus on studies but ended up directing his focus to art lessons. In his lifetime, he has created over 3000 paintings and drawings. Not just that, but he also has 22 bronze sculptures, 2 novels, and 100 stories & magazine articles to his name. This great artist died on 26th December 1909!
Artistic Works that Made Frederic Immortal!
Here are some of the works of Frederic that made him live his passion for art & creativity:
- A Dash for the Timber
- The Fall of the Cowboy
- A Cracker Cowboy
- Remington Stampede