James Russell Sherman

1907 – 1989

Rodeo Contestant

James Russell Sherman (1907-1989) was born in Maxwell Iowa. After studying at the Kansas City Art Institute he spent his early adult life in New York City before settling in Lamar Colorado. His first job as an artist was with the WPA during the depression. Following the depression Sherman earned a living as a painter, illustrator, and lithographer. Sherman exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the Weyhe Art Gallery and Eighth Street Gallery in New York City in 1938, the Worlds Fair in 1939; the Lincoln Art Center in 1943, 45, and 46; the Denver Art Museum in 1940 and 1942; and the Philbrook Art Center in 1945. His style was realist and representational using charcoal and gouache as his primary painting methods. His subjects included cattle in landscape, cowboys, and human activity. Below is a lithograph singed in the lower right margin, “Russell Sherman,” and dated “38.” The litho is titled in the lower left margin, “Rodeo Contestant.” 10.25” x 8”

Artist:  James Russell Sherman

Date:  1938

Size:  10.25″ x 8″

Medium:  Lithograph

Price:  $350