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Frederic (Sackrider) Remington

art york west painter

Painter, sculptor, and illustrator, born in Canton, New York, USA. He studied at the Yale Art School (1878–9) and the Art Students League, New York City (c.1885), then moved West and became a cowboy and rancher. Offered a commission to illustrate Geronimo's Apache campaign for Harper's Weekly (1882), he began his career as a painter of the American West. He recorded the Indian Wars of 1890–91, created his first bronze sculpture, ‘Bronco Buster’ (1895), and wrote and illustrated several books that recounted his adventures.

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