Charlie Russell's Old West

Charlie Russell's Old West

Charlie Russell's Old West

Special | 56m 40s

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Explore Russell's art and life as he witnessed the end of the Wild West open range.

No one played a larger role in mythologizing the cowboy’s place in American culture than Charles M. Russell. Explore his art and life as he witnessed and documented the end of the Wild West open range, and America entered the 20th Century.

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About the Film

As a teenager in 1880, Charles M. Russell came out West looking for adventure. And he found it. From living with a mountain man, to riding with the big northern Montana roundups, he witnessed and recorded what he saw, lived and heard, with drawings, paintings, sculpture and stories. What he didn’t see, he imagined, and by all accounts, he got things right.

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