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Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist Hardcover – January 21, 2010
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Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist is "an easy-to-read introduction to the works of the self-taught painter and sculptor." Cowboys & Indians Magazine, December 2010
"The joy and hardships of the world of the cowboy literally sing from the pages like tumbling tumbleweeds across the prairie..." The News-Review, Roseburg, Oregon
Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowby Artist is "chock-full of some of his most memorable paintings of the American West...a simple but lively text..." The Kitsap Sun and The Bellingham Herald
"This is a delightful book for young readers about the greatest artist and storyteller of the old American West--Charlie Russell." -- --Raphael James Cristy, author of "Charles M. Russell: The Storyteller's Art"
Top Customer Reviews
Materials for producing clay figures were readily available to Charlie because his family owned a brick factory. A passionate love of art was evident at an early age and, on one level, a tool with which he could bribe his fellow students into doing his homework. He evidently found out that clay or wax figurines made for excellent bartering material. Some people outgrow their dreams, but not Charlie. When he was fifteen, he left home when "his parents got a job for him on a sheep ranch." Art supplies in hand, he "rode a stagecoach over 1,800 miles to Montana territory." In this marvelous book you'll be able to follow the dream of the West that Charlie Russell never gave up and "listen" to his story by looking at his artwork.
This is an amazing tribute and introduction to Charlie Russell, whose artwork symbolizes the West of yesteryear. There are numerous full color reproductions of Russell's work, including several photographs of him and his family. One of the more interesting photographs is one of him as a young boy, fully outfitted in his cowboy gear.Read more ›