Frederic Remington

FREDERIC REMINGTON

Most of us are unaware that we have found Frederic Remington’s works (1861-1909) a number of times in our lives. These works have been replicated ‘ad nauseam’ in all sorts of things such as decorations, movie posters or book covers. Some of his paintings depicting the conquest of the Far West, the Native Americans and the Native Indian Wars have become cultural icons nowadays. The Seventh Art, the cinema in particular, owes him so much.

Some of the well-known sceneries of any classic western seem to be inspired by his paintings. Remington had a life of adventure: he experienced first-hand everything he painted. He worked as journalist, photographer, newspaper correspondent and writer. The tradition of such paintings is still fully in force in the United States of America. We need to mention outstanding artists like Jack Sorenson and Jim Clements.

FREDERIC REMINGTON

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