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Lunch & Lecture: Charlie Russell & the Silver Screen

September 22, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm MDT

Charles M. Russell illustrated letter collage-featured

Playing Cowboy: Charlie Russell and the Silver Screen
A Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Event

By B. Byron Price

Thursday, September 22
12:30 – 2 p.m.

This lunch and lecture is part of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale’s slate of events during Rendezvous Royale, Cody’s annual weeklong arts celebration. It takes place on the Tile Map in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum.

Charles M. Russell (1864–1926). Self Portrait, 1900. Watercolor on paper, 12.375 x 6.875 inches. Gift of Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc. 98.60
Charles M. Russell (1864–1926). “Self Portrait,” 1900. Watercolor on paper. Gift of Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc. 98.60

B. Byron Price, Director of Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma and Director of the University of Oklahoma Press, discusses Russell’s influence on western cinema and how western movies influenced his art.

The lecture is also part of the Center of the West’s Peter Hassrick Public Program Series.

For more information, visit: https://rendezvousroyale.org/rr-registration-and-sponsorships/p/lunch-and-lecture-byron-price

About the speaker

Price is the author of more than three dozen journal articles on western American history and art and has written several books including Fine Art of the West (2004); The Chuck Wagon Cook Book (2004); Erwin E. Smith: Cowboy Photographer (1997); and Cowboys of the American West (1996).

Price is also the editor of Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné (2007), which won the 2007 Western Heritage Award for the best art book of the year from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the 2008 Caughey-Western History Association Prize for best book of the year in western history, the 2008 High Plains Book Award for nonfiction and the 2009 Joan Patterson Kerr Award from the Western History Association for the best illustrated book on the American West.

About the series

Peter Hassrick was one of America’s foremost scholar-authors on western American art. The Peter Hassrick Public Program Series perpetuates his passion for innovative and creative public programming through the Whitney Western Art Museum.

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