PORTRAIT OF SID RICHARDSON BY PETER HURD

Peter Hurd | Portrait of Sid Richardson | 1958 | Tempera on panel | 32 inches x 48 inches

This painting portrays Sid Richardson at his home on San Jose Island, off Rockport, Texas. The herds of cattle and horses tell us something about the subject, Sid Richardson, while the likeness speaks volumes about character. Hurd considered Richardson an “old friend” and described him as both colorful and amusing. His affectionate likeness also reveals a man of substance and vision. At sixty-seven, Richardson sits, self-assured and comfortable. His warmth comes through, though there is pensive quality to this portrait made the year before he died.



OTHER IMPORTANT ARTISTS

In addition to 23 paintings by Remington and 52 paintings by Russell, the Sid Richardson Museum's collection also includes works by other artists from the era who captured the romance and ruggedness of the western United States in the late 1800s, a time when most Americans had little firsthand knowledge of the frontier. [more]



 
 

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