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A Chronology

Adapted from Frederic Remington by James K. Ballinger, Abrams, 1989.

 

1861
October 4: Born to Seth and Clara Sackrider Remington in Canton, New York

 

1873
August: Moves to Ogdensburg, New York; Seth Remington appointed Collector of the Port

 

1875
September: Enrolls at Vermont Episcopal Institute, Burlington

 

1876
June 25: General George Custer and his men slaughtered in the Battle of Little Big Horn September: Enrolls at Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts

 

1878
September: Enrolls at Yale College School of Art, attends three semesters

 

1880
February: Seth Pierre Remington dies

 

1881
August-September: Vacations in Montana Territory--his first trip to the West

 

1882
February 25: Harper's Weekly publishes his first illustration (redrawn by staff)

 

1883
March: Buys sheep ranch near Peabody, Kansas

 

1884
March: Moves to Kansas City; invests first in a hardware store, then in a saloon
October 1: Marries Eva Caten in Gloversville, New York; couple returns to Kansas City

 

1885
September: Moves to Brooklyn, New York

 

 

1886
March-May: Attends Art Students League, New York
June: Travels to Arizona, Mexico, and New Mexico

 

1887
April: Travels to North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Western Canada; exhibits for the first time at the American Watercolor Society and the National Academy of Design

 

 

1888
February: Illustrations appear in Theodore Roosevelt's serialized articles for Century Magazine, later published as Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail
March: Wins Hallgarten and Clark awards at the National Academy of Design exhibition
May-July: Travels to Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico

 

1889
July: Wins silver medal at Paris International Exposition

 

1890
April: Buys home in New Rochelle, New York; one-man exhibition and sale at the American Art Galleries of the American Art Association
December 30: Defeat of Sioux at Wounded Knee

 

1891
June: Elected associate member of National Academy of Design

 

1893
March: Travels to Mexico for Harper's
September: Meets Owen Wister in Yellowstone; on return trip to New York visits World's Colombian Exhibition, Chicago

 

1895
July: First book, Pony Tracks, published
October 1: First sculpture, Broncho Buster, copyrighted
November: Second exhibition and sale at the American Art Galleries of the American Art Association

 

 

1897
December: Exhibits 40 works in Boston exhibition

 

1898
May: Crooked Trails published
June: Travels to Cuba to cover Spanish-American War for Harper's and New York Journal

 

1899
April: Harper's Weekly releases Remington; begins illustrating for Collier's

 

1900
March: Begins casting sculpture at Roman Bronze Works, New York
May: Buys summer home at Ingleneuk, an island in the St. Lawrence River, New York

 

1901
September: A Bunch of Buckskins, portfolio of colored lithographs, published; Theodore Roosevelt becomes 26th president upon the death of William McKinley
December: Exhibits at Clausen Gallery

 

1902
May: Owen Wister's novel, The Virginian published

 

1903
April: Begins showing with Noe Gallery, New York
May: Signs four-year contract with Collier's

1905
March 16: Receives commission for The Cowboy from Fairmont Park Art Association, Philadelphia
March 18: Remington Number published by Collier's

 

1906
December: Begins showing with Knoedler, New York

 

1908
November: Buys property for new home and studio in Ridgefield, Connecticut

 

1909
January: Collier's contract terminated; exhibits work at Doll and Richards Gallery, Boston
December: Exhibition at Knoedler well received by critics
December 26: Dies of peritonitis following emergency appendectomy at his Ridgefield, Connecticut home

 

Remington Ancestors - Maternal and Paternal (requires Adobe Reader)