Bob Morgan's Montana: My Life and Art
By Bob Morgan and Norma Ashby. Hardcover, 160 pages.
In Bob Morgan's Montana: My Life and Art, western artist Robert F. "Bob" Morgan describes growing up in the Helena Valley, fishing with a string and safety pin on Prickly Pear Creek, and learning to love the artwork of cowboy artist Charles M. Russell.
A master storyteller, Morgan describes firefighting in the Kootenai Forest and painting a mural depicting Cromwell Dixon's historic flight over the Continental Divide. In vivid detail, he describes his lifelong involvement with the Montana Historical Society - from painting dioramas to protecting gold nuggets on the Centennial Train to serving on the museum board.
The book is beautifully illustrated with color reproductions of Morgan's artwork and photographs depicting his life. In his oil paintings, sketches and murals, Bob has preserved a cast of historic characters ranging from Missouri River steamboat captains to Captain William Clark to ice skaters at Anaconda's Commons. With his wry humor and folksy wisdom, and in the historical sweep of his canvases, Bob Morgan is Montana's modern-day Charlie Russell.
Hardcover, 160 pages.