LOT 230

Charlie Dye


Driftin’ Music

MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

DIMENSIONS: 24 x 30 inches

Signed lower left; Accompanied by: pencil study


SOLD FOR: $22,230.00

Including Buyers Premium

Additional Information

Private collection, Texas

San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Raised around ranches, Charlie Dye was a cowboy before he was an artist. But when art called to him, he answered by studying in Chicago and working as an illustrator in New York City. He did interior images and covers for Argosy, Outdoor Life, American Weekly, Family Weekly, Saturday Evening Post and many others before he packed up and headed west to paint cowboys. In Sedona, he met Joe Beeler and the rest, including the formation of the Cowboy Artists of America, is history. Driftin’ Music, created during a peak period in 1963, is listed as painting number 116 of 257 in the artist’s journals, some of which are reproduced in the book Charlie Dye: One helluva western painter.


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