Monday, 20 November 2006

US Western Art

Frank Tenney Johnson - Smoke of a .45 (1937)I'm afraid the Brit. Art Establishment is too snobbish to consider putting on an exhibition of US Western art. Not being an arts snob, I can admit that Frederic Remington has long been one of my favourite artists. His Nocturnes are superb. He is one of the Western artists on display in a new exhibition by The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska: Legends of the West: The Foxley Collection, until 25 February 2007. Cattle baron Bill Foxley had the foresight to start collecting American Western art years ago. His collection - now one of the best in the world - spans more than 125 years and includes Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, Albert Bierstadt and Maynard Dixon. Some of their landscapes are breathtaking. There's also The Cowboy Corral for youngsters. You lucky Yanks! Click the title link for details.


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