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Frederic Remington: The Color of Night

Nancy K. Anderson with contributions by William C. Sharpe and Alexander Nemerov
Published 2003
228 pages

In the decade preceding his death, Frederic Remington produced a series of paintings that took as their subject the color of night. This richly illustrated volume is the first to present all of these works—some 70 paintings—that secured critical acclaim for Remington. Indeed, these magnificent nocturnes marked an important new direction for the celebrated illustrator, writer, and sculptor of America’s vanishing frontier. This catalog includes three insightful essays discussing Remington’s nocturnes within the literary, historic, aesthetic, and technological context of his time. As the definitive resource on Remington’s nocturnes, this volume pairs large reproductions of these stunning paintings—including newly conserved works and others not seen publicly since the artist’s death—with excerpts from his personal diaries and letters and commentary from contemporary critics.

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