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The ability to render an enchanting representation of somewhere or someone long after your initial encounter…is it love that makes that possible? Who can explain why some people and some places leave such a lasting impression on our hearts and minds? But does our memory deceive us? Are we blinded by our love? Island Lake in the Wind River Range captured Bierstadt’s attention on an early expedition to Wyoming Territory though he didn’t put brush to canvas till over a year later. Sure, he had some photos and sketches to work from but it’s clear (by the warm orange glow and lush greenery) that this romanticized vision portrays the feeling of gazing upon such magnificent scenery and not the full reality of being above 10,000 feet of elevation in the shadow of one of Wyoming’s highest peaks. When I look at Bierstadt’s Island Lake, I can’t feel the biting wind I’ve come to know so well here but I do recognize the characteristic beauty of this state. Perhaps the occasional sacrifice of personal comfort is worth the view...if only we could all be remembered in such a flattering light! For me, each object below left a lasting impression. I hope that you too find love in our collections!

Hickok and Cody
Ross, Thom | Painting | acry...
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Berliner
Butterfield, Deborah | Sculp...
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Madonna of the Pr...
Koerner, W.H.D. | Painting |...
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Crow Winter Camp ...
Red Star, Kevin | Painting |...
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Island Lake, Wind...
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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1.69.128
Ritchie, Alick P.F. | Weiner...
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Tumbleweeds
Aspevig, Clyde | Painting | ...
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Buffalo Headdress
Red Star, Kevin | Print | Et...
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Buffalo Prayer
Fraser, James Earle | Sculpt...
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NA.202.205
Sioux | Northern Plains | sh...
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Buffaloes (bulls ...
Catlin, George | Painting | ...
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NA.202.1130
Eastern Sioux (Santee Sioux)...
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Winter Camp | alt...
Coleman, Michael | Painting ...
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Northern Lights
Kleiber, Hans | Print | etch...
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Untitled (Impress...
Remington, Frederic | Painti...
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A Young Oglala Si...
Bama, James | Painting | oil...
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Gi-Aum-E Hon-O-Me...
Burbank, Elbridge Ayer | Pri...
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Half Breed
Scholder, Fritz | Painting |...
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Unwelcome Intruders
Koerner, W.H.D. | Painting |...
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Timberline Sentin...
Fell, Olive | Print | lithog...
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Peaceful and Still
Parker, Geoff | Painting | o...
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Mother's Touch
Schrepferman, Steve | Sculpt...
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Fawn Egg
Kestrel, Steve | Sculpture |...
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Crucita - Old Hop...
Sharp, Joseph Henry | Painti...
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