"Tight Rope"   Lot no. 4668

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By Remington Schuyler (American, 1884-1955)

36 x 19 inches
Oil on canvas
Signed Lower Right



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Remington Schuyler was an expert on Native American Indian lore, lecturing, painting and writing extensively on the subject. He was active for over thirty years in the Boy Scouts, wrote some of the Merit Badge requirements, illustrated for Boys’ Life magazine and served in volunteer roles from Scout Master to Vice President of Council. He also illustrated many books, including Daniel Boone, Wilderness Scout by Stewart Edward White, Indian Hunting Grounds and Great White Buffalo. Other illustrations were published in Life, St. Nicholas, and The Century magazines.

   Resourceful and self-reliant during the Depression years, he painted many covers for pulp magazines, did some WPA murals and sometimes bartered his paintings for haircuts, meals and dental work.

   Schuyler, who was related through his mother to Frederic Remington, was a student of art at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, the Art Students League with Bridgman, the Académie Julian in Paris and, briefly, with Howard Pyle. In addition to his illustrating, he was active in local theatre in Pelham Manor, N.Y. and Westport, Connecticut. He taught six years as Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri.