The inaugural exhibition of the Haub Family Collection of Western American art contains 133 works created by artists from around North America and Europe. Here is a sampling of the works and “Where the West was Created.”
Rosa Bonheur, Rocky Bear and Chief Red Shirt, 1889
French artist Bonheur was among hundreds of thousands of international viewers who saw these Lakota men perform in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West at the 1889 Paris Exposition.
East Hampton, NY
Thomas Moran, Green River, Wyoming, 1907
Moran made his first sketch of the western landscape while traveling through Green River, Wyoming in 1871. Although he painted this particular scene in his Long Island studio, he returned to the Green River cliffs throughout his career.
Alexander Phimister Proctor, Buckaroo, 1915
Proctor visited the Pendleton Round-Up and set up a temporary studio on site to sculpt the rodeo cowboys and bucking horses of the Northwest.
John D. Howland, Group of Buffalo on the Plains, 1883
By the time Howland settled in Denver in the 1880s, the bison were few in number. He painted scenes like this based on his memories of traveling west as a young man.