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June 5, 2013

Extended Remington exhibition reunites 10 of artist’s lifetime bronze sculptures

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The museum, located at 309 Main Street in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, is open daily except for major holidays during the following hours:

• Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

• Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

• Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

The museum is wheelchair accessible. The Museum Store features unique western gifts.

For information, visit www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org or call (817) 332-6554.

About the artist

During a career that spanned less than 25 years, Frederic Remington produced a huge body of work in illustration – initially for Harper’s Weekly – painting, sculpture and fiction and nonfiction, centering the vast majority of it on the west. His influence in shaping the west of the popular imagination cannot be overstated.

Born in Canton in northern New York on Oct. 4, 1861, the artist was inspired by his father’s tales of action as a cavalry officer in the Civil War.

After studying art for a year and a half at Yale University, he traveled to Montana in 1881 to experience the west. He made many trips out west and occasionally accompanied the U.S. Cavalry on patrol along the southwest frontier.

Although he exhibited in major art shows starting in 1888, he sought recognition as being not just an illustrator but an “artist” in the recognized sense of the term. He had become a well-established painter when he turned to sculpting in 1895, which earned him the critical respect for which he had striven. His subsequent success was due in part to his ability to recognize that, while painting and sculpture shared similarities in subject matter, composition, movement, and form, they had to be envisioned in fundamentally different ways. He was one of the few American artists to master both mediums.

By his death in 1909, he had completed 22 bronze sculpture subjects, many of which becoming the defining masterpieces of the western art tradition.

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