It seems very lonesome without Frederic. The whole house is filled with his presence. Feel as though all had gone from me…Frederic being taken away the very last of 1909 left me alone and all my life entirely changed.
– Eva Caten Remington
Frederic Remington met Eva Adele Caten in Canton, New York. Following their courtship, Frederic requested Eva’s hand in marriage twice before her father finally acquiesced. Frederic and Eva married on October 1, 1884 and lived briefly in Kansas City, Missouri, before returning to New York. During Frederic’s career Eva managed their household and hosted the couple’s many house guests, offering Frederic the freedom he needed to create his art. Eva often traveled with Frederic for summer sojourns in Upstate New York and accompanied him on several western excursions.
Upon the loss of her husband on December 26, 1909, Eva took over managing his estate. Eva managed the copyrights and production of his sculptures and worked to establish a permanent memorial to her husband. Her heartfelt promotion of her husband’s legacy helped elevate his position as a renowned artist and eventually led to the creation of the Frederic Remington Art Museum after Eva’s death in 1918.