Artists of the West
A portrait of the American West of yesteryear through the words and stories of artists Charles Russell, Thomas Moran and Frederic Remington. The program captures each painter's style and experience through commentary by some of the country's top scholars of Western art. Charles Russell was ahead of his time in documenting the vanishing West and Native Americans. Landscape painter Thomas Moran emerges as an artists pivotal in educating lawmakers in the East about the beauty and grandeur of what would become Yellowstone National Park. Illustrator and painter Frederic Remington is presented as an important recorder of significant moments in Western history.