Frederic Remington was an American painter, illustrator, and sculptor who was born on October 4, 1861 in Canton, New York. He grew up on his family's farm and developed a passion for horses and the Western frontier. In 1878, he attended Yale University but dropped out after a year to pursue his artistic interests.
Remington traveled extensively throughout the American West, drawing and painting scenes of cowboys, Native Americans, and the rugged landscape. He also worked as an illustrator for various publications, including Harper's Weekly and Century Magazine. In 1895, he began sculpting and became known for his highly detailed bronze statues of Western figures and animals.
Remington's work gained widespread recognition and he became one of the most celebrated artists of his time. He was a member of the National Academy of Design and was awarded a gold medal at the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Remington died on December 26, 1909 in Ridgefield, Connecticut.