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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS - FREDRICK REMINGTON

Frederick Remington, renowned artist of the West, the man responsible for creating the look of the period that movie makers would follow and continue to do so even today. But what many people don't realise is that Remington was addicted to photography and used images he snapped himself for a great many of his most famous paintings.

Remington was born in 1861 and died in 1909 - his paintings of the authentic West, much of which he visited for real, have attracted many admirers over the years.

Remington' s first camera was a Scovill Detective box camera - this particular camera had revolutionised photography by making it accessible to amateurs. The photographs he took were essential to the realism he depicted in his wonderful paintings. He took this camera with him in 1886 while in pursuit of Geronimo.

Remington would state in 1907 - "I don't employ photography at all now but I once found it a great help."


Visit the Remington website HERE

1 comment:

Laurie Powers said...

Very interesting. Didn't know that.