Bio:Born in Canton, New York, near the Canadian
border, Frederic Remington grew up in a near-wilderness region, and became an avid hunter and horseman. He studied art at Yale University, called back home in 1880 by the death of his father, Remington was given a minor position in the state capital through the influence of an uncle. He
traveled to the newly expanding western part of the United States in 1881 and ended up illustrating outdoor scenes for Harper's and Collier's magazines.
After 3 attempts Remington was finally successful in winning the hand of his bride, Eva Caton, taking her back with him to Kansas City, where her presence gave his life a long needed stability.
In 1888 Remington had exhibited a Western watercolor in a competition in New York, and a year later, his ambitious painting of Custer's last stand received a silver medal at the Paris Exposition.
A prolific illustrator, painter and sculptor, Remington was from the east coast and continued to live in the east while making periodic trips to the west. His work was detailed and realistic and depicted action scenes involving wagon trains, Indian wars and cattle drives. His passion for the west can be seen in every painting and illustration.
Remington died at the age of 48 after an emergency appendectomy.