Edgar Paxton - Buffalo Hunt Tribute Giclée on Canvas Print
Edgar Samuel Paxson, Antique - 1905 Western Art. Beautifully done; true colors and a powerful piece.
Paxson (1852-1919) was an American frontier painter, scout, soldier and writer, based mainly in Montana. He is best known for his portraits of Native Americans in the Old West and for his depiction of the Battle of Little Bighorn in his painting "Custer's Last Stand"
Edgar and fellow Montanan, Charles Marion Russell met in 1908 studio. These two artists had an amicable relationship. A careful look reveals that their styles and interests were distinct and both of their visions enrich our understanding of frontier culture.
Following Paxson's death, Russell offered a tribute to the artist: "Paxson has gone, but his pictures will not allow us to forget him. His work tells me that he loved the Old West, and those that love her I count as friends. Paxson was my friend, and today the west that he knew is history that lives in books. His brush told stories that people like to read. … The iron heel of civilization has stamped out nations of men, but it has never been able to stamp out pictures, and Paxson was one of the men gifted to make them. I am a painter, too, but Paxson has done some things that I cannot do. He was a pioneer and a pioneer painter … Paxson loved Montana. May the land where he has gone be even more beautiful than the mountains that he loved."
Giclee on canvas; appx 12" x 10". Unstretched and unframed. I can (and will) have it stretched professionally for you before shipping. Cost will be $28 for stretching, or it can ship rolled in a rigid mail tube