Looking at Russell by Brian Dippie

Charles M. Russell has often been celebrated as a documentary realist, his paintings the products of native talent and an infallible memory for the detail of the Old West.  In this book Brian W. Dippie takes a penetrating look at the careful planning, the artistic influences, and they evolution of style that marked the career of the “cowboy artist.” Noting Russell’s occasional lapses, both of memory and of technique, he also traces the thread of romantic nostalgia that informs all Russell’s work and is his lasting gift to us.

Harback – 129 pages