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#31 Frederic Remmington – The Bronco Buster

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# 31 Frederic Remington (American, 1861 - 1909), The Bronco Buster, c.1900-1909, bronze, 24 1/8 in., Morton R. Hirschberg Memorial Fund Purchase, AP.1982.2.1.

Born in Ohio, Frederic Remington was largely a self-taught artist.  He studied briefly at the Yale University Art School in Connecticut and the Art Students League in New York before moving westward.  Remington translated his fascination with the American West into art, as a painter, sculptor, and illustrator.  The Bronco Buster is one of his best known works.  The rearing horse forms a powerful diagonal as he attempts to throw his rider.  The horse’s precarious pose, the crop and reins detached from the body of the sculpture, and rider’s foot suspended outside of the stirrup contribute to the overwhelming sense of movement and energy in this work.

“I love this because I love cowboys!” – Aaron, age 7

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