Charles Marion Russell: The Cowboy Artist and Hollywood

August 11, 2018

Produced and Directed by Charles M. Russell: The Cowboy-Artist and Hollywood
Talk by Western Scholar B. Byron Price
Saturday, August 25th, at 11am

Free and Open to the Public

John Ford Classic Film: Fort Apache Introduction by Johnny D. Boggs
Saturday, August 25th, at 4pm

Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave

Charles M. Russell: Storyteller in Bronze

Opening reception: August 24th, 5-7pm


Phone: Email: Hours:

Maria Hajic, Director of Naturalism and Contemporary Western
(505) 954-5719

Monday - Saturday, 10-5pm

The Gerald Peters Gallery is proud to host Western scholar B. Byron Price who will explore Charlie Russell’s encounters in Hollywood during the Roaring 20’s and the symbiotic relationship between his art and western cinema. From 1920 until his death in 1926 Russell spent several months every winter in southern California. He created new works and hobnobbed with friends and patrons, such as actors William S. Hart, Harry Carey Sr. and Will Rogers. They introduced him to other leading actors and directors of the day, including John Ford. Borrowing ideas and compositions from Russell, Ford and others brought his paintings to life on the big screen.

Later the same day, well-known western author, Johnny D. Boggs, will introduce a showing of the John Ford Classic, Fort Apache, starring Henry Fonda and John Wayne, at the Jean Cocteau Theatre in Santa Fe at 4pm.

In conjunction with these events, the gallery will open Charles M. Russell: Storyteller in Bronze, on view August 3 – September 29, 2018, featuring many of Russell’s smaller bronzes as well as his portrait of longtime friend and movie star humorist, Will Rogers.

B. Byron Price is Director of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma and is Director of the University of Oklahoma Press. Price spent nearly 25 years in the museum profession and served as executive director of the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas; the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City; and, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. Price is the author of more than three dozen journal articles on western American history and art and several award-winning books, including editor of the acclaimed Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue RaisonneĢ.

Johnny D. Boggs is an award-winning author of western fiction receiving the prestigious Spur Award from Western Writers of America a record-tying seven times and recipient of the 2004 Western Heritage Wrangler Award. Also, a prolific writer of short nonfiction, Boggs has written about all aspects of the American West. He is also an accomplished photographer whose works have appeared alongside many of his articles as well as on the covers of various Five Star, Thorndike and G.K. Hall titles.