Charles Schreyvogel, the Artist

Charles Schreyvogel was one of the most popular painters of the historic frontier army in the United States, from 1901 when he won the Thomas B. Clarke Prize for figure painting at the annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design for his painting My Bunkie, through his untimely death in 1912. He produced only about 100 paintings during his career, which is a primary focus of the National Cowboy Museum’s collection. Other areas of in the Schreyvogel Collection include his sketchbooks and archives related to his artwork and his relationships with some of the most prominent men and women of his time, including William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Elizabeth B. Custer, Frederic Remington and Theodore Roosevelt. Collection photographs document Schreyvogel’s family and art career. Below are just a few of the items in the collection. Please also view the Guide to the Charles Schreyvogel Papers.

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