CHARLES M. RUSSELL Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Name: Charles Marion Russell                                                         
Born: 1864, Oak Hill, Missouri                                                       
Died: 1926, Great Falls, Montana                                                     
Charles Marion Russell (1864, Oak Hill, Missouri - 1926, Great Falls, Montana),     
also known as C. M. Russell, was one of the great artists of the American West.     
Russell created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes       
set in the Western United States, in addition to bronze sculptures. The C. M.       
Russell Museum in hometown of Great Falls, Montana houses more than 2,000           
Russell artworks, personal objects, and artefacts. His mural entitled Lewis and     
Clark Meeting the Flathead Indians hangs in the state capitol building in Helena,   
Montana. His 1918 painting Piegans sold for $5.6 million dollars at a 2005           
auction .