Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Charlie Dye (1906-1972)
Charlie Dye was born in Canon City, Colorado in 1906 and died in Sedona, Arizona in 1972. He was a traditional western painter and illustrator. Dye was born in a cow town and rode for ranches in Colorado, Arizona, and California until he was 21. During convalescence from a riding accident, he was influenced by Russell reproductions to become a commercial artist. He painted at night at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy. In 1936, he moved to New York City to become a magazine illustrator, studying at night with Harvey Dunn. He painted covers and illustrations for many of the major American publications. Charlie Dye was one of the founding members of the Cowboy Artists of America.
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