Russ Vickers began his career as a commercial illustrator in the aerospace industry in Los Angeles. In 1970, his paintings were featured over the opening and closing credits in the John Wayne film Chisum and he began showing his work in Sedona. Three years later, Vickers moved to Arizona, where he enjoyed a successful career as an easel painter of Western historical subjects such as this painting of a charging cavalry troop, Contact with the Renegades.
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