It has been FOREVER since I did a Charlotte Mason Picture Study resource for homeschool art appreciation study. My goal is to start with a year of American art, and I am almost there! So far, I have created posts focused on the American artists Mary Cassatt, John Singleton Copley, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Thomas Cole.
Today’s resource is about Frederic Remington, an American painter, sculptor, and illustrator who documented the people of the Old West in the late 1800s.
I have to say, I used to hate this artist. His art is something of an acquired taste, but after working as a Gallery Teacher at the Amon Carter Museum years ago, I learned to love what he has to offer. His art, especially his later work, is noble and accessible to kids. And while the Wild West can be a little boring for some, check out his art and spend some time with it. See if it will change your mind. 🙂
The following links will help you discuss these works with your children. These works are specifically chosen for the Charlotte Mason Picture Study technique described in the first link.
- Charlotte Mason’s Picture Study: An Easy Way to Introduce Art to Your Kids
- How to Look at Art with Children
- Free Art Appreciation Printable Worksheet Bundle
Artist: Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
Frederic Remington was an American painter, sculptor, and illustrator who focused on themes from the American west.
Although he was from New York, he repeated traveled west . While there, he visited with cowboys, soldiers, and Native Americans, took documentary photographs, and collected artifacts. He illustrated the west for several major magazines, but is most well-known for his paintings and sculptures of the people of the Old West.
About the Artist:
Children’s Book about Frederic Remington:
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Works included in this Resource:
- A Dash for the Timber, 1889
- A Cavalryman’s Breakfast on the Plains, ca. 1892
- The Hunters’ Supper, c. 1909
- The Bronco Buster, 1909
- Shotgun Hospitality, 1908
- Indians Simulating Buffalo, 1908
The Art of Frederic Remington
Which one is your favorite painting by this artist? Why? What artist would you like me to cover in future posts?
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