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Charles Schreyvogel  1861-1912


Because Charles Schreyvogel was never an illustrator, he never achieved the kind of national acclaim accorded his contemporary, Frederic Remington. Primarily a painter of the conflict between heroic soldiers and noble Indians, Schreyvogel traveled widely in the West, visiting army posts and reservations to ensure that his works would be absolutely faithful to his subjects. Leaving fewer than 100 major works—all of them scenes of tense action in a quasi-documentary style—when he died at 51 in 1912—Schreyvogel rivals Remington in authenticity and in his ability to paint the actions of horses and men.

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