Happy Birthday Frederic Remington!! American painter of the west, Remington was born in New York in 1861. He studied art at Yale but ventured to the west to become a cowboy and ranch cook at 19. He was enthralled with western life and soon immersed himself in recording the rough lifestyle through sketching and painting. He had a unique knack for capturing the moment and the public quickly latched onto his work. His rugged scenes were filled with the drama of the new frontier.