|Artist||Butler, N.A., Howard Russell|
|Date||1921 - 1923|
|Medium||Pastel on paper|
|Place of Origin||New York, NY|
|Collection||Art of the American West|
|Credit line||Gift of Howard Russell Butler, Jr.|
On January 1884, Howard Russell Butler set out to become an artist: "I was in my 28th year, the career of a painter before me…I was to see the world, to search for the beautiful, to record it in vivid colors…"
"My father made a number of trips to Arizona, New Mexico and California. Some of the pictures were made at places he stayed, but many were done from a pullman car window. He worked very rapidly in pastels and would sketch in the background while the train was in motion and the foreground when it stopped. His general aim was to depict the general character of the region rather than specific places."
- H. Russell Butler, Jr.