He was born Frederic Sackrider Remington in Canto, New York on October 4, 1861. He became an iconic artist known for his depictions of the The Old West in the form of sculpture, paintings, illustrations and writings. His fame grew to the point where other renowned Western artists of the time became known as members of the "School of Remington". Remington's focus as an artist was always on the people and animals of the West with landscape being secondary. His works are highly collectible and bring impressive prices in auction houses. "Coming Through The Rye" sold at Christie's New York for $11,223,500 which was a record setting price for a work of Remington's.
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