Russell Skull Society of Artists

The C.M. Russell Museum founded the Russell SkullRussell Skull Society Logo Society of Artists in 2013 to recognize living American Western artists whose work celebrates the themes and tradition of Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) and his contemporaries in their portrayal of the Old West.

Currently, the group comprises 23 distinguished members recognized for their artistic achievement, ongoing commitment to the mission of the C.M. Russell Museum, and history of participation in The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum, the museum’s major fundraising event.

The members of the society hail from varying backgrounds, geographical locations, and avenues by which they arrived at their Western subjects. Some are formally trained; some are self-taught. They work in a variety of styles that, on one end of the spectrum, uphold traditional realism, and on the other end, explore new aesthetic realms in the provocative reinterpretation of traditional themes.

Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey

Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey

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Troy Collins

Troy Collins

2020 Artist

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Todd Connor

Todd Connor

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Brent Cotton

Brent Cotton

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C. Michael Dudash

C. Michael Dudash

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Luke Frazier

Luke Frazier

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Charles Fritz

Charles Fritz

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John C. Gawne

John C. Gawne

2020 Artist

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R. Tom Gilleon

R. Tom Gilleon

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Carol Hagan

Carol Hagan

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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

2020 Artist

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Greg Kelsey

Greg Kelsey

2020 Artist

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Lee Kromschroeder

Lee Kromschroeder

2020 Artist

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Joe Kronenberg

Joe Kronenberg

2020 Artist

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Don Oelze

Don Oelze

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Chris Owen

Chris Owen

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John R. Phelps

John R. Phelps

2020 Artist

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Chad Poppleton

Chad Poppleton

2020 Artist

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Gary Lynn Roberts

Gary Lynn Roberts

2018 RSS Artist

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W. Steve Seltzer

W. Steve Seltzer

2018 RSS Artist
Brett James Smith

Brett James Smith

2018 RSS Artist

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Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas

2018 RSS Artist

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Randy Van Beek

Randy Van Beek

2020 Artist

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