Remington, Frederick (1861-1909)
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Born Canton, NY, Oct. 4, 1861; died Ridgefield, CT., Dec. 25, 1909. Painter, specialized in western scenes. Illustrator. Sculptor. Etcher. Attended Yale University 1878-79. Visited the Montana Territory in 1881. Arrived in Peabody in March 1883 to become a sheep rancher in Butler County near his Yale classmate Bob Camp. In April 1884 Remington sold his ranch and moved to Kansas City to operate first a hardware store and then a saloon. He moved to New York City in 1885 and, although a frequent traveler through the west, never again resided in the west. He attended the Art Students League and began selling illustrations to Harpers Weekly and Century Magazine as well illustrating books. One of these books, Ranch Life and the Hunting- Trail (NY: Century, 1888), was written by Theodore Roosevelt. Remington's paintings and sculpture of the old west are among the icons of American art and his career is well documented in numerous books.