Cascade Buffalo Hunt189518 1/4 x 24 in. oil on board
Terry DeLapp Galleries, Los Angeles
Private Collection, California, 1974
One of the most celebrated artists of the American West, Charles Russell deeply appreciated Native American culture with particular focus on the Northern Plains Indians. He spent the summer of 1888 living near the camps of the Blackfeet, Piegan, and Blood Indians in Canada, which would inspire his work for decades to come. One of the first "Western" artists to live the majority of his life actually in the West, Russell lived in Montana from the age of 16.
Russell achieved great popularity during his lifetime for his emotionally charged depictions of the people and places he observed. This direct familiar observation added a depth to his work that was groundbreaking and affecting. Russell would work on the preliminary studies for his paintings in nature, out in the wild.
“Cascade Buffalo Hunt” has remained in a private collection for nearly 50 years.