The legacy of the enduringly popular American artist Frederic Remington (1861–1909), chronicler par excellence of the American West, is presented through some 20 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and illustrated books from the late 1880s until his death. Although he lived and worked on the East Coast, Remington traveled extensively. His insightful depictions of trappers, Native Americans, cavalry, scouts, and, above all, his archetypal cowboys are some of the most iconic images of the Old West.
"This well-chosen show splendidly attests to the enduring richness and vitality of [Remington's] legacy." —Wall Street Journal
The exhibition is made possible by the William Cullen Bryant Fellows.
Banner image: Frederic Remington (American, 1861–1909). On the Southern Plains (detail), 1907. Oil on canvas, 30 1/8 x 51 1/8 in. (76.5 x 129.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Several Gentlemen, 1911 (11.192). Digital Content promo images: Frederic Remington (American, 1861–1909). Pitched It Sheer into the River . . . Where It Still Is Seen in the Summer (detail), 1889. Oil on canvas, 20 x 28 1/4 in. (50.8 x 71.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Anonymous Gift, 1962 (62.241.3). Frederic Remington (American, 1861–1909). The Old Dragoons of 1850 (detail), 1905, cast 1907. Bronze, 26 7/8 x 47 x 17 in. (68.3 x 119.4 x 43.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.77)