The promise of adventure, spurred on by his father’s stories of the Civil War, drove a young Frederic Remington westward. After attending Yale University from 1878 to 1880, he left the East Coast and traveled the West. capturing scenes of its landscapes and people.
His career as an illustrator began with Harper’s Weekly, and his works would appear in dozens more publications throughout his lifetime. His subject matter included Indigenous peoples, cowboys, cavalrymen, pioneers, scenes of hunting, and wild horse riding.