Frederic Remington studied art at Yale University, traveled to the newly expanding western part of the United States in the 1880s and ended up illustrating outdoor scenes for Harper's and Collier's magazines. A prolific illustrator, painter and sculptor, Remington was from the east coast and continued to live in the east while making periodic trips to the west. His work was detailed and realistic and depicted action scenes involving wagon trains, Indian wars and cattle drives. After an emergency appendectomy, Remington died at the age of 48.
Remington is often compared with another Western artist of the era, Charles M. Russell.
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