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A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
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Canyon Frosting
Wilcox, Jim | Painting | oil...
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12.01 | 2001 | Frame height: 37.75 in, Frame width: 43.75 in, frame depth: 3.125 in, canvas height: 30.125 in, canvas width: 36 in | Canyon Frosting | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 2001 Buffalo Bill Art Show | In his paintings, Wilcox uses the principal subjects of light, mood and design to express the landscapes around him. According to the artist, the contrast between the cool snow and the warm rock of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone "makes this view even more spectacular." | LR: JIM WILCOX [copyright symbol]; reverse frame UC: CRESTWOOD/STYLE #23-B/FINISH: UMBER (LIGHT); reverse canvas at UL stretcher: #2057 "CANYON FROSTING"; tag reverse ULC: BUFFALO BILL/ART SHOW & SALE/10/Wilcox, Jim 10/Canyon Frosting | LR: JIM WILCOX [copyright symbol] | 12.01.jpg | Lower Falls of the Yellowstone | Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone | Yellowstone National Park | snow | Painting | oil on canvas | Wilcox, Jim

Days of Long Ago
Farny, Henry | Painting | oi...
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6.75 | 1903 | H: 37.5 in, width: 23.75 in, Frame height: 45.5 in, Frame width: 31.75 in, frame depth: 2.75 in | Days of Long Ago | Museum purchase | The high horizon and the shadowy, sheltering trees form an intimate setting for Farny's family group even within the vastness of the western landscape. With the title Days of Long Ago Farny wistfully places the scene in some distant, but not specific time. Farny's vision of the Indian rests in tranquility. | LRC: Sketch for/"Days of Long Ago"/Farny/ (circle) 1903 | Paint over edge of paper mounted on board | Pamphlet: Cody, Wyoming Relocation Guide; Cody Chamber of Commerce, Cody, Wyoming; 2004; inside back cover | 6.75.jpg | 6.75.jpg | 6.75.JPG | 6.75.jpg | 6.75.jpg | 6.75.web.jpg | Indian | Landscape | Group | Animal | Painting | oil on paper mounted on board | Farny, Henry

Deer Grazing (Sno...
Russell, Charles M. | Painti...
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22.73 | 1912 | sight height: 11 in, sight width: 17.875 in, Frame height: 20.75 in, Frame width: 27.75 in | Deer Grazing (Snow Capped Mountain with Deer) | Gift of William E. Weiss | LLC: C M Russell/(skull)/1912 | Restrictions: May not be sold or traded under any circumstances. Source: (Weiss collection #9) | 22.73.jpg | 22.73.JPG | Group | Landscape | Animal | Painting | oil on board | Russell, Charles M.

Deer in Mountain ...
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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5.70 | ca. 1879 | H: 13.375 in, width: 19.125 in, Frame height: 15.875 in, Frame width: 21.5 in | Deer in Mountain Home | Gift of Joseph M. Roebling | LR: ABierstadt | 5.70.jpg | 5.70.JPG | 5.70.jpg | deer | mountain | Painting | oil on paper mounted on board | Bierstadt, Albert

Geysers in Yellow...
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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4.77 | ca. 1881 | H: 26.25 in, width: 36.5 in, Frame height: 32.5 in, Frame width: 42.5 in | Geysers in Yellowstone | Gift of Townsend B. Martin | Bierstadt loaned this painting and four others to the White House and tried to convince Congress to purchase them for the President's residence. Although Bierstadt was not successful in selling his paintings to the government, his work inspired President Chester A. Arthur to travel to Yellowstone National Park in 1883 to see the natural wonders. | LLC ABierstadt | 4.77.JPG | 4.77.jpg | 4.77.jpg | 4.77.web.jpg | 4.77.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | Bierstadt, Albert

The Golden Gate, ...
Moran, Thomas | Painting | o...
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4.75 | 1893 | H: 36.25 in, width: 50.25 in, Frame height: 46.5 in, Frame width: 60.5 in, frame depth: 4 in | The Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park | Museum purchase | Moran's name became synonymous with Yellowstone. He accompanied the official governmental expedition into the region in 1871. His sketches of the wonders helped to convince Congress to establish Yellowstone as the first national park. The artist returned to the Park in 1892 and painted a view of the pass named Golden Gate. | LRC: TMoran./1893 | Book: Exhibition catalog; America! Storie di pittura dal Nuovo Mondo; linead'ombralibri, Treviso, Italy; 2007; page 64-65 | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.JPG | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.web.jpg | transportation | Figure | Landscape | Group | Animal | Painting | oil on canvas | Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park 1893, oil on canvas Museum purchase Thomas "Yellowstone" Moran was the artist's nickname because of his close ties to Yellowstone National Park. He joined an official government expedition to the region in 1871. The artist returned to the Park in 1892 and painted a view of the pass named Golden Gate. 4.75 | Born in England, Thomas Moran created thousands of oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints of the American West. The artist accompanied Ferdinand V. Hayden’s 1871 survey of the Yellowstone region and catapulted to fame the following year when Congress purchased his monumental painting The Grand Cañon of the Yellowstone, 1872. Twenty years later Moran returned to Yellowstone to paint the dramatic landscapes that had made him famous. This view of the passage known as the Golden Gate highlights a new trestle, built to accommodate the growing number of tourists drawn to America’s first national park. | Moran, Thomas

Grand Teton Range
Yerkes, Mary Agnes | Paintin...
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5.10.3 | 1960 | H: 11.375 in, width: 15.375 in, H: 16.75 in, width: 20.75 in | Grand Teton Range | Gift of Christopher G. Yerkes and Craig H. Yerkes | LR: 1960. Written on verso: Grand Teton Range / as seen from Colter Bay, on / Jackson Lake, / Grand Teton Nat'l park, / Wyoming. / July 10, 1960 / M.A.Y. Offley / For Albert E. Cobb | Grand Teton Range, 1960, oil on canvas panel, Mary Agnes Yerkes,12 x 16", Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY | 5.10.3.jpg | 5.10.3.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas panel | Yerkes, Mary Agnes

In the Foothills ...
Rungius, Carl | Painting | o...
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2.72 | n.d. | H: 30.25 in, width: 40.25 in, Frame height: 36.5 in, Frame width: 46.75 in, frame depth: 2.75 in | In the Foothills (Antelope) | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sheerin | Rungius found Wyoming to be a great country for wildlife when he first visited the state in 1895. He began painting antelope and said "When I saw a bunch out of range I attracted their attention by rising a number of times and disappearing again. Antelope have a great bump of curiosity and anything unusual fascinated them." | LR: C Rungius | 2.72.JPG | 2.72.jpg | 2.72.jpg | 2.72.jpg | 2.72.web.jpg | Animal | Painting | oil on canvas | By the turn of the twentieth century, wilderness was no longer viewed as an obstacle to be overcome and was understood to be endangered. President Theodore Roosevelt established five national parks, and John Muir’s Sierra Club was formed in 1892. Artists not only depicted the disappearing wilderness and wildlife of the West but also became involved with conservation efforts. Roosevelt and Albert Bierstadt were founding members of the Boone and Crockett Club, a hunting group dedicated to protecting wildlife whose members also included Carl Rungius and Alexander Phimister Proctor. | Rungius, Carl

Lamar Valley--1988
Christie, Reid | Painting | ...
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12.98.1 | 1998 | H: 19.875 in, width: 22.625 in, Frame height: 26.75 in, Frame width: 22.625 in | Lamar Valley--1988 | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Weiss | The summer of 1988 is remembered in Yellowstone National Park for the extensive forest fires, which engendered controversy over the Park Service's policies. Christie's painting captures a peaceful moment in Lamar Valley before the fires have spread. The casual observer, like the calmly grazing buffalo, may not recognize the significance of the billowing smoke clouds in the distance. | LLC: (copyright mark) [verso, ulc:] #1412 [label:] BUFFALO BILL/ ART SHOW & SALE/ REID CHRISTIE/ LAMAR VALLEY - 1988 [urc round white label in red:] 35 [center of verso:] "LAMAR VALLEY - 1988/ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED/ (copyright mark)/ CHRISTIE 1998 | LLC: CHRISTIE [verso:] CHRISTIE 1998 | 12.98.1.jpg | 12.98.1.jpg | 12.98.1.jpg | 12.98.1.web.jpg | Landscape | forest fire | Lamar Valley | Painting | oil on panel | Reid Christie (b. 1951) Living in Cody, Wyoming Lamar Valley - 1988 1998, oil on panel The summer of 1988 is remembered in Yellowstone National Park for the extensive forest fires, which engendered controversy over the Park Service's policies. Christie's painting captures a peaceful moment in Lamar Valley before the fires have spread. The casual observer, like the calmly grazing buffalo, may not recognize the significance of the billowing smoke clouds in the distance. | Reid Christie (b. 1951) Lamar Valley – 1988 1998, oil on panel Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss 12.98.1 | Christie, Reid

Landscape
Sharp, Joseph Henry | Painti...
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14.92 | H: 7.75 in, width: 14.75 in, Frame height: 14.875 in, Frame width: 12.625 in | Landscape | Gift of W.J. (Bill) Holcombe, Bear Creek Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming | Sharp traveled extensively to Europe, the Far East, Hawaii, California and other locales. The location of the landscape depicted in this painting is not yet identified. | LLC: J. H. SHARP | This gift may not be transferred to another, with or without consideration, without first having obtained the written permission of the donor or his heirs, except to a successor in interest of all or substantially all of the interests of the donee. | 14.92.jpg | 14.92.JPG | Landscape | Painting | watercolor on paper | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Landscape
Fell, Olive | Painting | oil...
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1.93.1 | ca. 1950 | H: 19.5 in, width: 23.375 in | Landscape | Gift of Paul Krogman and Claude Rauch in memory of Bill Cody | LRC: O. Fell/ c(in a circle) | 1.93.1.jpg | 1.93.1.JPG | Landscape | Painting | oil on board | Fell, Olive

Moraine Lake
Yerkes, Mary Agnes | Paintin...
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5.10.5 | 1956 | H: 12 x 16.125 in, width: 9 x 13 in | Moraine Lake | Gift of Christopher G. Yerkes and Craig H. Yerkes | LR: 1956. Written on verso: Moraine lake, Alberta, / with one of Ten Peaks, / by / M.A.Y. Offley / Aug. 1956 -- / For Albert E. Cobb | Moraine Lake, 1956, oil on canvas panel, Mary Agnes Yerkes, 9 x 12", Moran Lake, Alberta, Canada | 5.10.5.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas panel | Mary Agnes Yerkes (1886–1989) Moraine Lake 1956, oil on canvas panel Gift of Christopher G. Yerkes and Craig H. Yerkes 5.10.5 | Yerkes, Mary Agnes

Morning Glory Pool
Poulsen, M. C. | Painting | ...
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12.94 | 1987 | H: 26 in, width: 30 in, Frame height: 35.5 in, Frame width: 39.5 in | Morning Glory Pool | Gift of Anonymous Donor | Morning Glory Pool is a thermal feature found in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. A long-time favorite of park visitors, the pool was named in the 1880s for its deep blue coloration and remarkable likeness to the Morning Glory flower. Poulsen painted Morning Glory Pool on location during a trip to Yellowstone with his family. | LRC, before siganture: C with a circle around it | LRC: M.C. Poulsen 87 | 12.94.jpg | 12.94.jpg | 12.94.web.jpg | Morning Glory Pool | Painting | oil on canvas | M.C. Poulsen (b. 1953) Morning Glory Pool 1987, oil on canvas Gift of Anonymous Donor, 12.94 | Poulsen, M. C.

Mountain Corral
Wieghorst, Olaf | Painting |...
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7.70 | unknown | H: 24.125 in, width: 30.125 in, Frame height: 33.625 in, Frame width: 39.625 in | Mountain Corral | Gift of Read Mullan. | LL: O. Wieghorst;LR: c. | 7.70.jpg | Painting | oil on canvas | Wieghorst, Olaf

Mt. Moran Just Af...
Yerkes, Mary Agnes | Paintin...
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5.10.2 | 1962 | H: 14 in, width: 18 in, H: 18.125 in, width: 22.25 in | Mt. Moran Just After Dawn | Gift of Christopher G. Yerkes and Craig H. Yerkes | LR: 1962. Printed on verso: M.A.Y. Offley, San Mateo, Calf. / Mt. Moran, Just After Dawn / The Grand Teton N.P. WYO. snake River / July, 1966 / For (underlined) Albert E. Cobb | Mt. Moran Just After Dawn, 1962, oil on canvas panel, Mary Agnes Yerkes, 14 x 18", Grand Teton National Park, WY | 5.10.2.jpg | 5.10.2.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas panel | Yerkes, Mary Agnes

Northfork Gold
Christie, Reid | Painting | ...
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13.09 | 2009 | H: 9 in, width: 12 in | Northfork Gold | Gift of the artist | Reverse: #1713 "Northfork Gold" All Rights Reserved (c) Christie 2009 | One (1) painting, oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches, Title: Northfork Gold, Artist: Reid Christie | Christie | 13.09.jpg | Wyoming | Northfork | Shoshone River | Painting | oil on canvas | Christie, Reid

Peaceful and Still
Parker, Geoff | Painting | o...
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21.97 | 1997 | H: 16 in, width: 24 in, Frame height: 20.5 in, Frame width: 30.5 in | Peaceful and Still | Gift of the Mary A. H. Rumsey Foundation | Parker presents this landscape as a quiet and intimate scene rather than landscape on a grand scale. Regardless of scale, landscapes continue to be an important force in contemporary western art. The concept of nature as a spiritual and emotional sanctuary has strong meaning for both artists and viewers alike. | LLC: GParker | 21.97.JPG | stream | winter | Painting | oil on canvas | Parker, Geoff

Pilot and Index P...
Koerner, W.H.D. | Painting |...
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20.80 | 1924 | H: 14 in, width: 16 in, Frame height: 17.625 in, Frame width: 19.5 in | Pilot and Index Peaks | Gift of Ruth Koerner Oliver | Handwritten on reverse of mat: My father painted Pilot (underlined) and Index/Mountains, (underlined) in 1924, Cooke City, Montana/Ruth Koerner Oliver/daughter of W.H.D. Koerner. LRC: W H D K (K is underlined) | 20.80.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | Koerner, W.H.D.

Prairie Sunset
Navarro, Chris | Painting | ...
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25.09 | 2009 | H: 9 in, width: 12 in | Prairie Sunset | Gift of the artist | LR: Chris Navarro | LR: Chris Navarro | 25.09.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on board | Navarro, Chris

Red Rock Country
Yerkes, Mary Agnes | Paintin...
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5.10.4 | 1961 | H: 12 x 15.75 in, width: 16 x 19.75 in | Red Rock Country | Gift of Christopher G. Yerkes and Craig H. Yerkes | LL: 1961. Printed on verso: Red Rock Country , / near / Sedona, / Arizona. / April -- 1961 -- / By / M.A. Yerkes-Offley. / For(underlined) Albert E. Cobb | Red Rock Country, 1961, oil on canvas panel, Mary Agnes Yerkes, 12 x 16", Sedona, AZ | 5.10.4.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas panel | Mary Agnes Yerkes (1886–1989) Red Rock Country 1961, oil on canvas panel Gift of Christopher G. Yerkes and Craig H. Yerkes 5.10.4 | Yerkes, Mary Agnes

Sheep Wagon
Johnson, Frank Tenney | Pain...
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8.72 | 1931-1938 | H: 36.125 in, width: 28.125 in, Frame height: 43.875 in, Frame width: 35.875 in | Sheep Wagon | Museum Purchase | The lone sheep wagon: a silent sentinel to the sheepherder who would have left this home to spend the day in the hills watching his flock. The Historical Center has a Wyoming sheep wagon on exhibit in the Buffalo Bill Museum where one may interpret a herder's lonely life. | 8.72.JPG | 8.72.jpg | Painting | oil on canvas | Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939) Sheep Wagon ca. 1931-1938, oil on canvas Museum Purchase The lone sheep wagon: a silent sentinel to the sheepherder who would have left this home to spend the day in the hills watching his flock. Johnson depicts sheepherder's wagon which was used for shelter and cooking food. What encounters may a sheepherder experience while tending his flock? 8.72 | Johnson, Frank Tenney

Slide Mountain
Parker, Geoff | Painting | o...
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13.96 | 1995 | H: 10 in, width: 13 in, Frame height: 14 in, Frame width: 17 in | Slide Mountain | Gift of Walter Christie | 1995 Patrons Ball prize. | LRC: GParker | 13.96.jpg | 13.96.jpg | mountain | Painting | oil on board | Parker, Geoff

Snake River Maze
Williford, Hollis | Painting...
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19.85 | 1984 | H: 10 in, width: 30 in, Frame height: 18.75 in, Frame width: 38.75 in, frame depth: 2 in | Snake River Maze | Museum Purchase | Landscapes maintain an important place in contemporary western art, in part because the land itself holds strong meaning both for artists and viewers. Williford paints in plein air, in the outdoors, directly experiencing the landscape and translating it into paint. | LL: Hollis Williford | Confluence of Fish Creek and Snake River, near Wilson, Wyoming | 19.85.web.jpg | 19.85.JPG | 19.85.jpg | Wilson, Wyoming | confluence | Snake River | Landscape | Fish Creek | Painting | oil on canvas mounted on artist board | Williford, Hollis

Southfork Summer
Christie, Reid | Painting | ...
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21.91 | 1991 | Image height: 12 in, Image width: 16 in, Frame height: 18 in, Frame width: 22.25 in | Southfork Summer | Gift of James G. Taggart | Light, in and on the landscape, is an important concern in American painting. In the West, where the light is often strong, it plays an especially important role in defining forms and in creating mood. This painting depicts a local landscape, in the valley along the Southfork of the Shoshone River. | LRC: Christie (in a circle:) c; On back: #1255/"SOUTHFORK SUMMER"/ALL RIGHTS RESERVED/ (ina circle:) c/CHRISTIE 1991 | Exhibit catalog: Art of the Rocky Mountain West; U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Dublin, Ireland; U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program; Vienna, 2000 | 21.91.JPG | Wyoming | Southfork | Painting | oil on board | Christie, Reid