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Robert Wesley Amick
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1879
Death: Jul. 30, 1969

Artist Born in a log cabin in Canon City, Colorado, he became an illustrator of Western subjects, painter, printmaker, commercial artist and teacher. He grew up in the Colorado cattle country during the 1880's amidst cowboys, Ute and Sioux Indians, homesteaders and prospectors. Heearned a law degree from Yale University while also taking art courses. After practicing law for two years in Ohio, he became a full time artist, taking private lessons and studying at the Arts Student League in New York. He did illustrations for Harpers, Scribners, The American and other publications but was most comfortable portraying the West as he remembered it as a young man.

His Western scenes of brilliantly colored landscapes with horses and riders became quite popular and twelve of his paintings were reproduced as prints for the public schools. He spent much of his career living near New York City in Greenwich, Connecticut where he, according to a family member, founded the Art Society of Old Greenwich. He was also a member if the Society of Illustrators. It is presumed that he moved to Arizona in the late 1930's or early 40's.

Many of his paintings are on the walls of schools throughout the nation, depicting Indian scenes, and Western themes. He painted the Diorama in the Canon City, Colorado Museum Buffalo exhibit in the Amick Gallery, and several of his paintings hang in the Gallery. 
 
Inscription:
100
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Canon City
Fremont County
Colorado, USA
Plot: 3
 
Created by: Carol
Record added: Apr 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35703723
Robert Wesley Amick
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Robert Wesley Amick
Added by: Carol
 
Robert Wesley Amick
Added by: Carol
 
 
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Fantastic artist! I have a print of his painting "FREEDOM"...a pinto stallion.
- Becky
 Added: Jan. 31, 2016

- Cristy
 Added: Jun. 23, 2012
 
 
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