Of Fantasy and Fiction: C.M. Russell and the Female Form

Emily Crawford Wilson

This program explores Russell’s artistic influences and his depictions of women within the wider cultural trends of turn of the century America, with a special emphasis on Orientalism. The program will also highlight a few of the more interesting connections between Russell and specific women in his life.

Presenter Emily Crawford Wilson is Curator of the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. She is co-curator of the current exhibition Charles M. Russell: The Women in his Life and Art with Joan Carpenter Troccoli, Curator Emeritus at the Denver Art Museum, and contributed an essay to the accompanying catalogue. She holds a Master of Arts degree in art history from Indiana University.

Program sponsorship provided by Marcia & Hugh Ruddock. Included in museum admission; free for museum members.

Charles M. Russell, Lady Buckeroo, c. 1920–1925, watercolor, pen and ink on paper; Montana Historical Society, Mackay Collection, Helena, Montana.