You are viewing a famous oil painting, Through the Alkali by Charles Russell. The original masterpiece oil painting was painted in 1908. Our artists will meticulously hand paint a reproduction oil painting of Through the Alkali by Charles Russell detail by detail, color by color as close to the original oil painting as possible. Our reproduction oil paintings are all hand painted fine art with no printing involved. Don't settle for a print when a genuine reproduction oil painting will add sophistication to any room and will be admired by many.
Charles M. Russell said regarding his talent "Talent is like a birthmark – it's a gift and no credit nor fault to those who wear them." His commitment to the western culture is clear when he said "The West is dead... you may lose a sweetheart but you won't forget her." and again "A pioneer destroys things and calls it civilization." His love for western art and cowboys can be summarized in this statement "Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That's why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers." Charles Russell was many things: consummate Westerner, historian, advocate of the Northern Plains Indians, cowboy, outdoorsman, writer, philosopher, environmentalist, conservationist, and not least, artist. He completed approximately 4,000 works of art during his lifetime. Russell greatly admired the American Indians, especially those of the Northern Plains. He was the first "Western" artist to live the majority of his life in the West. For this reason, he knew his subject matter intimately, setting the standard for many western artists to follow. He painted in a time when there was considerable interest in the West. His works were popular because of their narrative subject matter, unique style, and dynamic action. In addition, he had the ability to accurately depict specific times or events in western history. You can purchase this reproduction oil painting framed or unframed in any size and it will certainly grace your wall for many years to come.