From the Inside Flap
Capturing the evolution of the romantic era of the cowgirl-from her humble beginnings in ranch life to her trick-riding antics in Hollywood-is the hand-tinted art of internationally recognized painter and sculptor Bob Wade. Cowgirls emerge in pastel beauty from Wade's collection of vintage black-and-white photos. Here are the women who perfected freedom and equality before their time, lassoing the imagination of spellbound audiences in the rodeo stands and movie houses of America and Europe.
From the Back Cover
"I own two of Bob Wade's 'Cowgirl' pieces. If he makes more, I'll buy those, too. And if you try to beat me to 'em, I'll drop kick you all the way to Dallas. This stuff is bodacious, righteous, enduring art. Just like Texas." --Linda Ellerbee
"I hated those frogs, but my heroes have always been cowgirls." --Willie Nelson