Charlie Russell and his Characters by Andy Thomas



Charles Russell’s art career began in the saloons of Great Falls where he traded his art for whatever he could get… sometimes his bar tab. I suppose that turned the drinking crowd of the town into art critics of a sort. So, that’s what I’m showing here as Charlie unveils his latest work. The characters, of course, are taken from Russell’s own paintings.

This active art market dried up when Russell married his wife Nancy who actively and successfully managed his career. Nancy reminds me of my wife, Dina.

This historic painting was sold at the Russell Art Auction in Great Falls, Montana!