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The Story of Charlie Russell, the Cowboy Artist

It seemed that Charlie Russell could draw or paint anything. Wherever he went, his pencils and paints went with him. His cowboy friends recognized their faces in his pictures, which he dashed off on scraps of paper, bits of wood, even the lining of someone’s hat. This habit of sketching life on the range would earn Charlie the nickname the “Cowboy Artist”, and he would become famous throughout the country. In this book you’ll read about Charlie Russell and how he lived his dream and told the story of the Old West through his art.

Listen to Nancy Plain, the President of the Western Writers of America, discuss WWA and her book about the life of iconic Western painter, Charles Russell.

Awards for Sagebrush and Paintbrush

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* Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

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