W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton (1878–1936) fell in love with the West as a young man. A book and magazine illustrator, in 1914 he moved to Taos, New Mexico, where he combined his two loves—hunting and painting—but lived in near poverty for the rest of his days.
E. William Gollings (1878–1932) was born in the Territory of Idaho. His early paintings gained him entry to the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, which he left to move west and work as a cowboy. In 1909 he settled in Sheridan, Wyoming, where he built himself a small art studio.
Frank Tenney Johnson (1874–1939) was hired by Field and Stream magazine to illustrate the life of cattlemen, and he also illustrated the Western novels of Zane Grey. He is best known for his nocturnal scenes, often featuring horses.
Perhaps the most famous of the four, Charles Marion Russell (1864–1926) created approximately four thousand Western paintings, bronze sculptures, and other artworks. He worked primarily in his log studio adjacent to his home in Great Falls, Montana.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Open Range, 1914, by William Herbert Dunton (American, 1878–1936)
Range Riders, 1921, by E. William Gollings (American, 1878–1932)
The Trail Boss, 1920, by Frank Tenney Johnson (American, 1874–1939)
That Night in Blackfoot Was a Terror, 1910, by Charles Marion Russell (American, 1864–1926)