Selected, Annotated Bibliography

Selected Works
Anderson, Nancy K., with contributions by William C. Sharpe and Alexander Nemerov. Frederic Remington: The Color of Night. Washington, DC, Princeton and Oxford: National Gallery of Art and Princeton University Press, 2003. Publication accompanying an exhibition of Remington’s night paintings. Provides a catalogue raisonn of his nocturnes, important essays on the significance of Remington’s accomplishments, and conservators notes. Ballinger, James K. Frederic Remington. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1989. Thoughtful analysis of Remington’s artistic development from his work as an illustrator to fine arts painter/sculptor. Buckland, Roscoe L. Frederic Remington: The Writer. New York: Twayne Publishers, 2000. Study of Remington’s contributions as an author. Contains biographical information, mostly drawn from earlier secondary sources, but useful for an overview of the artist’s life. Dippie, Brian W. The Frederic Remington Art Museum Collection. Ogdensburg, NY: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 2001. Catalog analyzes the paintings and sculpture of Frederic Remington Art Museum, a collection developed from estate of Remington’s widow. Strong scholarship based on research from museum’s archives. Greenbaum, Michael D. Icons of the West: Frederic Remington’s Sculpture. Ogdensburg, NY: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 1996. Comprehensive, up-to-date study of Remington’s bronzes. Chapter on each sculpture, information on foundry marks, lists of known casts. Extensive photography. Essential for study of sculpture. Hassrick, Peter H. The Frederic Remington Studio. Seattle, Washington and London: University of Washington Press in association with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1994. Essay on the artist’s working studio, which has been reconstructed at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Photographs of paintings and objects from the artist’s personal collection. Hassrick, Peter H. Remington, Russell and the Language of Western Art. Washington, DC: Trust for Museum Exhibitions, 2000. Catalog of loan exhibition bringing together important paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles Marion Russell. Excellent comparison of the two most important artists of the West. Hassrick, Peter H. and Melissa J. Webster. Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonn of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings. Cody, WY: Buffalo Bill Historical Center in association with the University of Washington Press, 1996. Two volumes listing all known paintings, watercolors and finished drawings with an illustration of each. Catalogue arranged by date with information on materials, size, early publication data and current location. Accompanying CD-Rom reproduces catalogue and contains additional information on ownership and exhibition history. Essays provide background on Remington and the literature about him. Comprehensive bibliography. Indispensable for studying Remington as painter. Jussim, Estelle. Frederic Remington, The Camera and the Old West. Fort Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1983. An analysis of the camera’s impact on art-making. Keto, Kelly (Coordinator). Remington,The Years of Critical Acclaim. Santa Fe, NM: The Peters Corporation, 1998. Focuses on the last years of Remington’s career, 1905-1909, when the change in the artists style brought him critical recognition. Features an important essay on Remington’s tonal aesthetics and night paintings, The Nocturne Paintings of Frederic Remington by Melissa Webster. Published by an art gallery, the publication also includes a selection of plates of paintings and sculpture with cataloging information. McCracken, Harold. Frederic Remington: Artist of the Old West. Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott, Co., 1947. Important early study. Bibliography contains descriptions of print sets useful for print collectors. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Frederic Remington “The Truth of Other Days.” New York: Public Media Home Vision, 1990. Video on Remington and his art with location shots in New York and Wyoming. Neff, Emily Ballew with Wynne H. Phelan. Frederic Remington: The Hogg Brothers Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2000. Catalog of an important collection of Remington works at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts with insightful commentary on the works and on the patron who collected them. Valuable essay on Remington’s technique by conservator. Nemerov, Alexander. Frederic Remington and Turn-of-the-Century America. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995. Interprets Remington’s art in the context of his time. Remington, Frederic. John Ermine of the Yellowstone. Introduction and notes by Gary Scharnhorst. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. Originally published in 1902.  A novel about the West, written and illustrated by Remington. Introduction compares Remington as an author with others of the period.  Scharnhorst’s explanatory notes assist the reader with terminology of the period. Includes bibliography. Remington, Frederic. Pony Tracks. Introduction by J. Frank Dobie. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961. Originally published in 1895. Remington’s first book, a collection of reports from the West written for magazines. This edition, with Dobies introduction, is usually available in paperback. Samuels, Peggy and Harold Samuels. ed. The Collected Writings of Frederic Remington. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979. The most comprehensive compilation of Remington’s published prose including magazine articles, short stories and novels. Samuels, Peggy and Harold Samuels. Frederic Remington: A Biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982. Thorough biography of the artist; contains a wealth of anecdotes, quotations and photographs. Good source of detailed background information. Samuels, Peggy and Harold Samuels.  Remington: The Complete Prints. New York: Crown, 1989. Illustrations and publication information on each known print. Shapiro, Michael. Cast and Recast: The Sculpture of Frederic Remington. Washington, DC: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1981. Groundbreaking study on authenticity. Good explanation of casting methods. Supplanted by Greenbaum’s more recent book, but valuable for in-depth research on bronzes and recasts. Shapiro, Michael and Peter Hassrick. Frederic Remington: The Masterworks. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988. An excellently written, richly illustrated catalog. Essays on biography, influences, paintings, sculpture and writings. Splete, Allen P. and Marilyn D. Splete. Frederic Remington, Selected Letters. New York: Abbeville Press, 1988. The most comprehensive gathering of Remington’s letters to friends, family and business associates with information on the recipients and circumstances. Giesecke, Ernestine. The Life and Work of Frederic Remington. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2000. Includes a biography, timeline, photographs, and drawings and paintings by the artist. Ages 4-8. Peter, Adeline and Ernest Raboff. Frederic Remington. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1973. Part of the series Art for Children, this book contains a brief biographical sketch of the artist and approximately 15 full-color reproductions and well as many smaller designs and drawings. Venezia, Mike. Frederic Remington. Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 2002. Biography.  Includes 12 color illustrations of the artist’s work, magazine illustrations and a bronze sculpture.  Ages. 9-12.
Adapted from Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center by Stark Museum of Art, Research Library 712 Green Avenue, Orange, TX 77630. January 2008Selected titles may be available for purchase in the Museum Store. For Museum Store information call 409-886-2787 ext. 13. You can also consult your local library. Books not in the holdings of your local library can often be borrowed through inter-library loan.