Charles Russell: The Cowboy Artist

The story behind the ultimate cowboy artist. Directionless cowhand and self-taught artist Charles Russell loves capturing the backdrop of the Wild West in his free time. Insecure about his talents, Charles had never imagined that he could make a living off of his work until Nancy, his future bride, enters his life and wins his heart. With Nancy by his side encouraging him, Charles cleans up his life, sobers up, and focuses all of his energy on his craft. The extra effort pays off, and Charles masters his technique, giving him the confidence to put his work out there—and together with Nancy, he begins to sell his paintings for top dollar. As his artwork rapidly grows in popularity, Charles Russell quickly becomes a reputable name along the frontier and goes down in history as the quintessential artist of the Old West.