Ogdensburg in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Frederic Remington (1861 - 1909)
St. Lawrence River Artist?
—People of the Coast —
Did Remington Live Here?
No. But he loved the St. Lawrence River and his wife lived here for a time after his death. He painted in his studio on an island in Chippewa Bay he called "Ingleneuk." The North Country, where he grew up and is buried, remained home for Remington even though he left the area when he was in his teens.
But Didn't He Paint Cowboys?
Although Remington was famous for his western paintings and sculpture, the inspiration he gained from the Northern New York landscape stimulated many of his well-known works.
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[Painting] Chippewa Bay 1888
"Seems as if I must paint them - seems as if they'd never be so beautiful again..."
Remington about St. Lawrence sunsets
Frederic Remington Art Museum Founded 1923.
The mission of the Frederic Remington Art Museum is to collect, exhibit, preserve, and interpret the art and archives of Frederic Remington. The museum fosters an appreciation for and an understanding of the artist by educating its audience in the visual arts and by providing a context for Remington's life in Northern New York. The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
[Center painting] Boat House At Ingleneuk ca. 1903-1907
Frederic Remington was born in Canton, moved to Ogdensburg as a child, attended prep schools in New England, and entered Yale School of Fine Arts. He dropped out and roamed the west before marrying Eva Caten and settling in New Rochelle, NY. He vacationed at Ingleneuk between 1900 and 1908.
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Famous visual artists have found inspiration in the Seaway Trail landscape.
Erected by Seaway Trail, Inc.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway marker series.
Location. 44° 41.918′ N, 75° 29.609′ W. Marker is in Ogdensburg, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is on Washington Street near State Street (New York State Route 68), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Frederic Remington Art Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg NY 13669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remington Art Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Ogdensburg And Forsyth: Friends Or Enemies (a few steps from this marker); 311 Washington Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogdensburg Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); How Ogdensburgh Captured Brockville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial (about 300 feet away); Ogdensburgh And The War (about 700 feet away); What Happened To The Patriots (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogdensburg.
Also see . . .
1. About Frederic Remington. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Frederic Remington: The Complete Works. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Frederic Remington Art Museum. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.