Sixteen rarely seen watercolors by Charles M. Russell are featured in a special exhibition honoring our 30th anniversary. Mary Burke, Director of the Museum, explains that "Charlie Russell's watercolors will help people gain a greater appreciation for his skill as an artist. Although he is well known for his oil paintings, experts on Russell consider his watercolors to be among his finest efforts."
To help visitors understand Russell's creative process, a series of step-by-step demonstrations will show how he painted Indian on Horseback (1907), a work featured in the exhibition.
As avid and friendly competitors collecting Charles M. Russell's paintings, the appeal of uniting his premiere watercolors at both museums would have certainly pleased Sid W. Richardson and Amon G. Carter, Sr.
Dr. Rick Stewart, a recognized authority on Russell, curated both exhibitions. Prior to his retirement, Stewart was director and then chief curator of the Amon Carter Museum.