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Important Charles Russell Painting to Travel

by James Nottage, Eiteljorg vice president and chief curatorial officer | Apr 09, 2014

From the Gund Collection of Western Art, we are loaning Charles M. Russell’s important 1913 oil painting, Crippled but Still Coming to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  There, it will be featured in the exhibition, Harmless Hunter: The Wildlife Work of Charles M. Russell.  This notable exhibit for the first time examines a little known aspect of Russell’s art: the depiction of wildlife.  Our painting will be included in the accompanying book and will travel with the show to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York, the Sam Noble Museum of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, and the Charles M. Russell Museum, in Great Falls, Montana.  It will be returned to the Eiteljorg in the fall of 2015.

In place of the Russell painting, we will be featuring two wonderful watercolor paintings by the same artist that were also donated as part of the Gund collection.  Both of these works are watercolors that have been resting from light exposure for a short while.  They will go on exhibit in mid-April when Crippled But Still Coming is shipped to Wyoming. Be sure to stop in and see these wonderful watercolors.  They remind us that the artist painted a wide variety of Western subjects.  His imagination never took a rest and he once said, “if I lived a thousand years I could not paint all the things that come into my mind.”

Charles M. Russell (American, 1864-1926)
The Scouts, 1900
Watercolor on paper
The Gund Collection of Western Art, Gift of the George Gund Family


Charles M. Russell (American, 1864-1926)
Prairie Pirates, 1904
Watercolor on paper
The Gund Collection of Western Art, Gift of the George Gund Family


Charles M. Russell (American, 1864-1926)
Crippled But Still Coming, 1913
Oil on canvas
The Gund Collection of Western Art, Gift of the George Gund Family

1 Comment

  1. 1 Linda Maguire 14 Apr
    Will miss the Crippled But Still Coming while giving tours.  It is so great to use to get guest of tour talking about the picture of what is happening within the picture.  The kids are good at making up stories.

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