Born in 1901 and rising up as a tender boy in Canton, New York, Richard G. Myers changed into serious about tales of the West. His nice uncle, a prospector throughout the gold rush of 1849, fired his creativeness with the tales from his adventures.
Myers was once a voracious reader, beloved American and native historical past, however his biggest love was once that of the Previous West. Myers started amassing pieces in regards to the historical past of the Previous West, particularly works of artist Frederic Remington (1860-1909), additionally a local of Canton.
Starting within the early Nineteen Forties, Myers started to assemble Remington comparable books and prints. As his assortment grew, he corresponded with creditors, authors and museums administrators everywhere the sector.
In 1975, Myers revealed A Information To Previous Remington Prints and Lithographs, 1888-1914. That newsletter served as a information for creditors, serving to to solidify his legacy as an expert at the matter.
The St. Lawrence County Ancient Affiliation has opened its latest exhibition, “A Love of Remington: Decided on Works from the Selection of Richard G. Myers,” along with the Remington Arts Pageant and Artwork Display.
This exhibition includes a choice of illustrations that seemed in newspapers and magazines, appearing how Remington was once skilled via the general public throughout Myer’s lifetime. Those prints have been produced between 1888 and 1907. Additionally incorporated within the exhibition are a lot of publications authored via Remington.
Myers kicked the bucket in 1992, in Potsdam, NY. In 2007, his granddaughter Elizabeth “Betsy” Barrick donated Myers’ assortment to the St. Lawrence County Ancient Affiliation. The exhibition runs thru Saturday, October thirtieth, 2021.
The SLCHA is positioned at 3 E. Major Boulevard, Canton. For more info, name the St. Lawrence County Ancient Affiliation at (315) 386-8133, or talk over with their web site.
Photograph of Frederic Remington Lithograph entitled “The Cow-Boy.”