Lot 344
Melvin Warren
1920-1995
Lost in the Stampede
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 38 inches
Framed Dimensions: 33 x 46 inches
Signed lower right
Sold For: $ 40,950.00
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A particular favorite of President Lyndon Johnson, Melvin Warren saw the Old West as a richly textured, earth-toned world of cattle drives and moonlit frontier encounters. Commercial artist by day, Western master by night, Warren lived in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, where Western art eventually won the day and he took his place in the ranks of the CAA. Lost in the Stampede, for example, is a major work, Warren’s take on the classic Western art theme of lightning spooking the herd that can easily stand with Russell’s, Remington’s, and Frank Tenney Johnson’s. Warren’s singular contribution places a riderless horse at the center of the composition. Two other cowboys look on, knowing that they must put grief and horror aside for the moment as they scramble to save the herd. This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 424 A copy of the book will accompany this lot

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