Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey, CA



The Ralph K. Davies Collection of Western Art at the Monterey Museum of Art


Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell are regarded as two of the most prominent artists of the American West. Contemporaries of one another, they lived and worked during the late 1800s through the early 1900s, when the Wild West was still a reality in the United States. (left: Charles M. Russell, Bucker and Buckeroo (also known as The Weaver), c. 1911, bronze, 15 x 7 1/4 x 10 inches, 183.49)

Their experiences and lifestyles are reflected in bold paintings and bronze sculptures that capture a place lost long ago: the last frontier. The Ralph K. Davies Collection at the Monterey Museum of Art consists primarily of the works of Charles Russell; Frederic Remington is represented by one of his most famous works, The Bronco Buster. There are twelve Russell bronzes and fifteen watercolors, ink sketches and oil paintings on rotating display at the museum. (left: Frederic Remington, The Bronco Buster, n.d., bronze, 28 1/2 x 28 x 18 1/2 inches, 183.56) Text by Barbara Sehnal, Seideneck Intern, MMA. 1989, photographs by Marco P. Zecchin.


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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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