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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Charles M. Russell

Born March 19, 1864

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
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Inscription.  Charles Marion Russell's more than 3,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures captured the essence of the American West. Born in St. Louis, he grew up at Oak Hill, his family's country estate near present-day Tower Grove Park. Russell, who moved to Montana at age 15 to be a cowboy, was a professional artist. By 1893, within a decade he was nationally recognized for the accuracy with which he rendered his subjects. Russell was also an able storyteller, whom will Rogers called the best he ever heard. One of the premier artists of the American West, Charles M. Russell lovingly preserved the rugged splendor of the frontier.
 
Erected 1991 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.374′ N, 90° 18.515′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Kingsland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6688 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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Photo courtesy of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1900
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distance of this marker. William Greenleaf Eliot (here, next to this marker); Ed Macauley (a few steps from this marker); Rogers Hornsby (a few steps from this marker); Walker Evans (a few steps from this marker); Fontella Bass (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael McDonald (within shouting distance of this marker); Ozzie Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); William T. Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
<i>A moment of great peril in a cowboy's career</i> image. Click for full size.
Charles M. Russell - Leslie's Weekly (3/24/1904) (Courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1904
3. A moment of great peril in a cowboy's career
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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