American 🇺🇸 1864 - 1926
C.M. Russell was a painter and sculptor who is known as “the cowboy artist” because of his idealized depictions of the American Old West. He produced over 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Native Americans, and the landscape of the West. Many of his works now reside in the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana.
Russell was considered an advocate for Native American rights during his time.