Charles M. Russell, The Cowboy Artist, 1864-1926

From the pages of Canadian Cattlemen, Sept. 1946

By J. O. G. Sanderson –

“The West is dead.
You may lose a sweetheart,
But you won’t forget her.”

These words were written by Charlie Russell some time before he passed on. In the sense in which he used them they are completely true. The West he knew and portrayed so faithfully, vividly, and artistically had gone. Only the vestiges and echoes were left. And to Russell and his contemporaries that West was a sweetheart that they would not forget, and that will not be forgotten by succeeding generations of westerners who like their country sufficiently to delve into its short history and abundant culture.

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September 1946 front cover of Canadian Cattlemen

 

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