Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday, July 9, 1934

Daddy and Melvin went fishing. Mother and I went up to see Gladys in p.m. and ate supper there. Stopped at Emmett's and Ruby was there.

Charles Marion Russell (March 19, 1864 – October 24, 1926)
AKA C. M. Russell, Charlie Russell, and "Kid" Russell

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Russell was an artist of the Old American West. Russell created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes set in the Western United States and in Alberta, Canada, in addition to bronze sculptures. Known as 'the cowboy artist', Russell was also a storyteller and author. The C. M. Russell Museum Complex located in Great Falls, Montana houses more than 2,000 Russell artworks, personal objects, and artifacts.

Russell's mural titled Lewis and Clark Meeting the Flathead Indians hangs in the state capitol building in Helena, Montana. Russell's 1918 painting Piegans sold for $5.6 million dollars at a 2005 auction.

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