Artist Research: Fredrick Remington

Fredrick Remington (1861-1909) studied art at Yale University.  He was an illustrator, painter, and sculpture.  In the 1880’s, he illustrated scenes for Harper’s and Collier’s magazines.  His worked were scenes of Indian wars, cattle herding, cowboys, horses, and wagon trains.  Remington’s work were highly detailed and realistic.  Later as a correspondent, he cover the Spanish American War.  His work were reproduced for newspapers and magazines which brought him fame. In 1886, he enrolled into the Art Students League to redefine his skills as an artist.  By 1888 he was commissioned by Century magazine to do a series of sketches focusing on the the Native American reservation.  Remington also work was a writer.  Some of his work includes Pony Tracks, Sundown Leflare, John Ermine of the Yellowstone, and Crooked Trails.

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