Charles Russell (1864-1926)

Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artworks by Charles Russell.

Charles Russell, born 1864, grew up in Missouri. He watched fur traders travel through the land and read novels of the Wild West, becoming deeply curious in the subject. Pursuing his interests, at age sixteen he went to Montana to work on a sheep ranch and then later worked as a cattle hand. To communicate the status of the herd to the foreman, Russell created a watercolor postcard depicting cattle and a grey wolf instead sending of a traditional letter. The pleased foreman showed many people, creating a demand for the artists work. He became a local celebrity but also gained worldwide popularity. At a time when the Wild West was everywhere in popular culture, his works with dynamic movement and romanticized colors were greatly admired.