America’s West and the colorful lifeways of its people have long have captured the imagination of artists. Olaf Wieghorst, the painter who emigrated to the U.S. from Denmark and became a cowboy and a U.S. cavalryman, developed a great skill and passion for depicting horses. Thomas Hart Benton, the well-known American Regionalist painter, was a Missouri native who found inspiration in his travels through the West and Plains States. Frederic Remington, a New Yorker whose heart was always in the West, was frequently commissioned to create artworks that would accompany western frontier stories. Ahead of the 7 April auction, learn how ten American artists found themselves admiring the ‘Wild West’.
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