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Browse: the Art and Archive Collections of Charles M. Russell at Gilcrease Museum

Renowned as an iconic figure in early 20th-century American art for his portrayals of the American West, Charles M. Russell’s masterworks and ephemera form a significant portion of the Gilcrease collection. Examples of Charles M. Russell’s mature painting style are enriched by Gilcrease Museum’s equally important collection of the artist’s bronze sculptures, sketches, and personal belongings. In addition to the Charles M. Russell works in the museum’s art collection, Gilcrease is home to the Russell Research Collection (Britzman). The research collection’s catalogue of preparatory drawings, sketches, illustrated letters and items owned by the artist adds to the depth and understanding of Charles M. Russell’s life and artistic process. 

By Zachary Qualls, Graduate Research Assistant, Museum Science and Management, The University of Tulsa, 2016

Image Title Creator Culture Accession # Materials/Techniques
The Camp Cook's Troubles Charles Marion Russell American 0137.913 oil on canvas
I Savvy These Folks Charles Marion Russell American 0237.1585 ink and watercolor on paper
A Doubtful Visitor Charles Marion Russell American 01.905 oil on canvas
When Guns Were Their Passports Charles Marion Russell American 01.912 oil on canvas
Her Heart is on the Ground Charles Marion Russell American 01.907 oil on canvas
Where Tracks Spell Meat Charles Marion Russell American 01.914 oil on canvas
Painters Falling from Scaffold Charles Marion Russell American TU2009.39.864 Pencil on paper
Meat's Not Meat 'Till it’s in the Pan Charles Marion Russell American 01.2244 oil on canvas
White Man's Buffalo Charles Marion Russell American 01.1622 oil on canvas
Man in Landscape Charles Marion Russell American TU2009.39.859 Pencil on paper
Pay Dirt Charles Marion Russell American 01.901 oil on canvas
Cowboy on Bucking Horse Charles Marion Russell American TU2009.39.841.1-2 Pencil on paper
Medieval Man on Horseback Charles Marion Russell American TU2009.39.821.1-2 Pencil on paper
Native American and Horse Charles Marion Russell American TU2009.39.816.1-2 Pencil on paper
When Guns Speak Death Settles Dispute Charles Marion Russell American 01.911 oil on canvas
Man in Profile Charles Marion Russell American TU2009.39.812.1-2 Pencil on paper
Native American in Profile Charles Marion Russell American TU2009.39.807.1-2 Pencil on paper
Wagon Boss Charles Marion Russell American 01.900 oil on canvas
Smoking Up Charles Marion Russell; , Roman Bronze Works; , Dr. Philip G. Cole Collection American 0837.29 lost-wax cast in bronze
Male Figure Wearing Chaps Charles Marion Russell American TU2009.39.795.1-2 Pencil on paper