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Catalog Number X1989.02.03
Title CHARLES M. RUSSELL
Object Name Statue
Artist Weaver, John B. "Jack" (1920-?)
Dimensions H-83 W-39 D-29 inches
Medium Plaster
Date 1957
Notes This statue was produced by Weaver as his entry in the competition to see who would make the bronze statue of Russell to go in Statuary Hall in the national Capitol. Weaver's entry won the competition and a bronze version of this statue is now in D.C. At the time this was made, Weaver was the curator of the MT Historical Society. He was originally chosen to make a statue without a contest being held. This caused quite a controversy so a public contest was held. Weaver won the contest.

Heroic size, bronze-look plaster statue of C.M. Russell. Figure is standing with his right hand on his right hip, and his left hand holds two paint brushes and an artist's palette. He wears cowboy boots, pants, an assumption sash, a jacket with a pencil in the left pocket, a shirt with a "Bull Durham" tag and string hanging from the pocket, and a tie. He is hatless.
Search Terms Sculpture
Art
Charles Russell
MT Historical Society