Frederic Remington Art Museum
The primary imagemaker of the historic west
||Frederic Remington was born in nearby
Canton, NY in 1861. His father was a Civil War Hero and his mother came from a
prosperous family. Frederic demonstrated great interest in horses and military
things at an early age, and was sent to the Highland Military Academy in
Massachusetts for secondary schooling. Developing an insatiable appetite for
art, Remington received his first formal art training at Yale and the Art
Students League, but left college before graduating to pursue the adventure and
excitement of the western frontier.
He gathered information, made sketches and
took photographs which he later used at his home in New Rochelle, NY to create
his paintings and bronzes. He died in 1909 of complications following an
appendectomy, and is buried in Canton, NY.
Remington's paintings and sculptures are owned by museums and private
collectors throughout the world, with the largest collection located here in
Ogdensburg at the Frederic Remington Art Museum. Through his heroic and savage
depictions of cowboys, soldiers and indians, Remington glorified the theme of
the West as the American Frontier.
Remington is credited as being the primary imagemaker of the historic west.
His bronzes are a landmark in the history of bronze casting in both form and
Once the home of wealthy industrialist David Parish,
this grand house was designed by the French architect Jacque Ramee and was
constructed of native brick in 1810. The mansion was Eva Remington's home after
Frederic's passing, where she lived with her sister Emma from 1915 to 1918.
Along with the attached Newell wing, the structure is now the permanent home of
Frederic Remington's work, with scores of paintings, watercolors and bronzes
displayed for the world to enjoy.
Visitors can explore the mansion portion of the Museum on their own, and
visit the Remington galleries on tour led by an experienced interpreter or
trained volunteer. Tours run on a regular schedule year round, providing
visitors ample opportunity to ask questions and learn about Remington and his
Remington reproductions are available in the Gift Shop.
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