titlebarprev next Remington at Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts, c. 1877, Photograph by The Notman Photographic Company, courtesy Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York

Frederic Sackrider Remington was born in Canton, New York, in 1861, the only son of a Civil War hero. As a young boy, he aspired to a military career, but an interest in drawing led him to Yale University, where he majored in art and joined the football team. Remington left Yale following the sudden death of his father in 1880. A subsequent series of uninspiring clerical jobs left him bored and restless.

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