Charlie Dye -Waxed Dorland's Way

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Charlie Dye -Waxed Dorland's Way
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Waxed Dorland's Way
Artist: Charlie Dye
Date of Birth: 1906-1972
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 16 x 20 inches
Signed: Signed lower right/CA
Verso: Titled and dated 10/2/1973 verso
Frame/Outer Dim: 24 x 28
Uniting vignettes of action into a single painting, Branding Time is vintage Dye. Moving our eye around the scene in a shallow counterclockwise oval from roping, to tying an animal’s legs together, to preparing the brand, and, lastly, readying a salve, Dye’s desire is always to show the working life of the cowboy by depicting typical ranch chores and activities. A true cowboy artist, it was Charlie Dye, along with Joe Beeler and John Hampton, who came up with the idea of the Cowboy Artists of America while on a roundup in 1964. Of his own art, Dye said, “I have always tried to paint what I can remember of a life I led before I became dishonest and studied art. My old man could have forgiven me if I had turned out playing piano in a whorehouse, but artists rated one step below pimps in his book.” Whatever Charlie Dye depicted of cowboy life is something he experienced, not as an observer, but as an active participant.
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