Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Art Review - "Pontiac Club, Canada" by Frederic Remington

This week's #MuseumTourTuesday is an uncharacteristic piece by a famous painter. Known for his dramatic and action packed paintings of the American West, Frederic Remington created this more subtle and serene painting in the final year of his life.

It's clearly a plein air work, and benefits from his years of learning which elements are necessary in a painting. There's not a gratuitous brush stroke in the entire piece. It's simple, elegant and sublime, without the need to tell a dramatic story, as most of his more famous works do.

While this piece is part of the collections of the Frederick Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, I was able to view it while it was on loan to the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

"Pontiac Club, Canada" • Frederic Remington • Oil on Board • 12" x 16" • 1909

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