Series: Artists of the West
Episode: Artists of the West
This one-hour program paints a picture of the American West of yesteryear through the words and stories of artists Charles Russell, Thomas Moran and Frederic Remington. The program captures each painter's life and unique artistic style through commentary by some of the country's top scholars of Western art.
Charles Russell was ahead of his time in documenting the vanishing West and the Native Americans. Landscape painter Thomas Moran emerges as an artist pivotal in educating lawmakers in the East about the beauty and grandeur of what would become Yellowstone National Park. Illustrator and painter Frederic Remington is presented as an important recorder of significant moments in Western history.