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GL Richardson

Still Out There (after W. Herbert Dunton's painting titled "The Cowpunchers" 1920)

Oil on panel, Image: 20"h x 30"w, framed: 21.5"h x 31.5"w, Item No. 20340,


after W. Herbert Dunton's painting titled "The Cowpunchers", oil on canvas, 1920 or before

While in the research stage, I wasn’t surprised to come across a Herbert Dunton quote about how he struggled to find real cowboys as models for his work. The west is dying, its people an endangered species… it's a pervasive idea in pop culture. I decided to use this piece as a response. The composition is kept very close to the original but riders and mounts replaced with two young ranchers and close friends, Claudia and Mike (on Osiris and Listo). Keeping in mind we are right at 100 years post Dunton’s quote, I titled mine “Still Out There”. - GL Richardson

Original image courtesy of the Stark Museum of Art

William Herbert Dunton (1878 - 1936)

The Cowpunchers

1920 or before, oil on canvas

24 x 36 inches (61 x 91.4 cm)

Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas

Bequest of H.J. Luther Stark, 1965