A Montana PBS film exploring the art and stories of Charles M. Russell, Montana’s “Cowboy Artist”
Charlie Russell’s Old West DVD
Montana cowboy artist Charlie Russell’s iconic images and sculpture chronicled the end of the open range and depicted Native Americans as their traditional way of life was coming to an end. The film explores Russell’s life, art, writings, and enduring legacy as well as the impact of his wife, Nancy, who successfully promoted his art, making him the highest-paid artist in America at the time of his death in 1926. Featuring archival photographs and film, along with interviews with biographers, historians, art and film experts, scholars and cowboys, Charlie Russell’s Old West explores why Russell’s art and writing remain a romantic and iconic brand of the American West.
Length: 1 Hour Program