Frederic Remington, “On the Southern Plains,” 1907, oil on canvas, 30 1/8 x 51 1/8 inches, Metropolitan, New York

Works on paper, painting, and sculpture by the renowned artist Frederic Remington feature at the Metropolitan, New York, during this significant exhibition. Details here!

With paint, pencil, chisel, or any medium he could get his hands on, artist Frederic Remington (1861-1909) was one of the most important American artists to chronicle the American West and expansion toward the Pacific. He is often celebrated at museums around the country, and the Metropolitan in New York City has joined in commemorating this important creator with a significant exhibition of Remington’s paintings, sculptures, illustrations, and works on paper.

Opened on July 3, “Frederic Remington at the MET” draws heavily from the museum’s own holdings, but some selections featured were lent from public and private collections. “Although he lived and worked on the East Coast, Remington traveled extensively,” writes the museum. “His insightful depictions of trappers, Native Americans, cavalry, scouts, and, above all, his archetypal cowboys are some of the most iconic images of the Old West.” In addition to some 20 fantastic paintings, the exhibition includes “several sculptures purchased directly from the artist,” the MET continues. “Drawings related to Remington’s illustration work, on loan from The Rockwell Museum and the Frederic Remington Art Museum, will also be shown. Through juxtaposing works representative of each area of endeavor, the exhibition will highlight the unifying threads in the artist’s creative process.”

The exhibition will continue through January 2, 2018. To learn more, visit the Metropolitan.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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