Line Camp in the High Country

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Line Camp in the High Country
Line Camp in the High Country
Artist: Boren, JamesDate of Birth: 1921-1990
Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
Signed: Signed lower left/CA and dated 1981

When James Boren was chosen as the first art director of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame at its inception in 1965, he used his position and the opportunities it afforded him to meet artists he admired to enhance his own painting. A devotee of masters like Russell and Fechin, Boren attempted to combine the formerÕs Òeasy realismÓ and the latterÕs Ògreat luminosity and vitality of color.Ó (Krakel, James Boren, p. 42). The solidly built cabin and outbuilding, as well as the well- fed proprietor, in Line Camp in the High Country are a welcome sight, a promise of a good meal and a roof for the night. The snow on the distant peak is picturesque, but if the cowboys are headed that way, the prospect is more daunting than pleasing. As in many of his watercolors, Boren here wants us to see the beauty in the scene, but also to be aware of the hard work of the West.