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Updated: Apr 10, 2019

Self taught artist's painting makes an appearance.

Charles Craig (1846-1931) is known as an important Native American Indian genre painter and Western landscape artist. Self-taught as an artist, he made his first Western trip up the Missouri River in 1865, spending four years with various native tribes.

In 1881, Craig became the first major Western artist to paint in Taos, New Mexico. In 1883, he returned to New Mexico to sketch in Taos and Santa Fe. Craig settled in Colorado Springs, where he made his home for 50 years. 

His paintings are noted for their accuracy of ethnological detail, resulting from his many trips to the Ute reservation in southwestern Colorado.

Sadly, a large number of Craig’s paintings were lost due to a fire in 1895 so we are especially thrilled to bring "On Lookout" to auction this evening. Don't miss this chance to own an original Charles Craig painting and piece of Western history!

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