Edward Borein’s paintings, drawings and etchings are authentic, the products of an artist who knew the life of the cowboy and vaquero. Borein sketched what he experienced, at times from the saddle, though he also trained his memory to recall the smallest details of events on the range. His paintings and etchings brought him into the company Dixon and Russell–both became his close friends. Borein’s fame extended to New York, Paris, and Florence. In the end, Borein made his home in Santa Barbara, becoming a fixture in the art scene and a favorite among the Hollywood set.