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Photo circa 1947, I always wanted to be a cowboy! Whether working for a short time on the historic Hansen Ranch in Jackson Hole as a young man, just out of the service, to working the stock at the Jackson Rodeo, it nurtured in me a love of the American Cowboy. From my home in Dubois,Wyoming. I look forward each spring to roundup time with my good Friend, John Sides. On his 20,000 acre cattle ranch in South Dakota, each year we relive what ranchers and cowboys have done since cattle were introduced to the west. Little has changed in a hundred years and the experience and camaraderie is all cowboy. The period of 1820 to 1880 on the western plains was the most colorful in American history. Unfortunately, I was born too late to experience it first hand.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finally have gotten some time to work on a new piece. I loved the red trade blanket and it authencity. I was intrigued with the character of his face and what you can read into it. No matter what you might think he is thinking it is all with a "Quiet Dignity"

1 comment:

  1. that red looks good Les.
    We are closing the gallery till April1, on the 23d. Tom heads for Arizona day after Christmas. Cowboy has been closed since after Thanksgiving for their yearly shutdown. Just did reopen. That sure cuts down on people on the streets. The old Merc "Second hand Dump" went out of business and they left town owing a ton of money. We had that figured right.