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1 [RUSSELL] BRODER, Patricia Janis & Charles Marion RUSSELL (1864-1926) [sculp.]. Bronzes of the American West. Introduction by Harold McCracken [with] Indian Head [statue] by Charles M. Russell.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, [1973]. 1973 
Oblong 8vo. 431 pp. Frontispiece, 511 illustrations, index. Gilt-stamped blue leather, front cover pictorial, accompanying statue as issued (9cm x 2cm). FIRST LIMITED EDITION, no. 28 of 262 copies with an original bronze after Charles Russell. "As Harold McCracken notes in the introduction to this book, there was no comprehensive book on sculpture of the American West before this one. And, as Broder makes eminently clear, the now legendary work of the cowboys and Indians, popularized and mythologized in novels and the cinema, fascinated a considerable number of American sculptors, particularly in the early 20th century. Gutzon and Solon Borglum, Frederick Remington, Charles M. Russell, and James Earle Fraser are generally well known, but Broder has also written about many others less familiar who produced notable work. She shows that this subject matter is not extinct; it still appeals to some sculptors today" (AS A-A 236). Russell "also known as C. M. Russell, Charlie Russell, and 'Kid' Russell, was an artist of the Old American West. Russell created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes set in the Western United States and in Alberta, Canada, in addition to bronze sculptures. Known as 'the cowboy artist,' Russell was also a storyteller and author" (Wikipedia). Salzman, Jack. "A-A 236." American Studies: An Annotated Bibliography. Vol. 1. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1986. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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