Friday, August 26, 2011

Western painter Charles Damrow

Charles Damrow (d. 1989) was a self-taught artist who ran away from his Wisconsin home as a teen to live in the West. He was a cowboy, sign painter and a forester, and spent some time in jail. A discussion board on Damrow mentions that his paintings were displayed and sold at the Stockyard Steakhouse Restaurant in Colorado Springs. The City of Colorado Springs owns some Damrow material for use by researchers. A 70-inch wide Damrow painting that once belonged to Burt Reynolds sold at auction in 2009 for $7,320. Damrow's biggest painting stretched 10 feet. The nighttime canoeist pictured here measures a more reasonable 19.75 inches by 23.75 inches.

1 comment:

  1. I love this painting. It was painted in the summer of 1973 in Fond du Lac, WI while Dad was visiting at my home. See more about him on my website, where you can preview the book 'Charles Damrow, 1916-1989, An American Cowboy Artist.'
    Patricia Damrow Register