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Charlie Dye ( 1906–1972 )

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Original Autobiography of Charlie Dye on the verso of the painting "Jerked Down" I was born in Canon City Colorado in 1906. My dad was a Texas Trail cowhand and Mother a gal from Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Mother said that the first word I ever uttered was "horse". Maybe this was just a western stretcher, but I can't remember when I first rode or draw a horse. They have always been to me the most beautiful and interesting of God's creatures. I used to make sketches to entertain the varied and colorful cow-pokes who were my hoss-back companions. Also just to entertain myself. The "blessings" of T.V. and other canned entertainment hadn't arrived on the scene, and most of us had hobbies, such as, carving leather or wood, plating rawhide equipment, making spurs, etc. I sketched. My decision to study art seriously was induced by a knot-headed old black bronco that threw me clean into a hospital. An old buzzard in the next bed, introduced me to the pen sketches of Charlie Russell. I didn't know that a fell

Artist Works

Lot 56
(2009)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Jerked Down ()
oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
$74,750
Lot 30
(2011)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Texas Brush Popper ()
oil on board
20 x 24 in
$74,750
Lot 80
(2007)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Southwest Memories ()
Oil on Board
24 x 36 in
$67,200
Lot 57
(2008)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
After a Bunch Quitter ()
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 in
$57,500
Lot 71
(2010)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Geronimo with his Band in the Chiricahua Mountains ()
oil on linen
24 x 30 in
$46,000
Lot 34
(2013)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Leading Their Buffalo Horses ()
oil on canvas
20 x 30 in
$38,025
Lot 75
(2011)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Tumbleweed ()
oil on board
20 x 24 in
$29,900
Lot 111
(2008)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Brush Poppers and Rock Hoppers ()
Oil on Board
10 x 15 in
$25,875
Lot 35
(2013)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Watching the Back Trail ()
oil on board
8 x 12 in
$9,360
Lot 179
(2016)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Mules, Mustangs, and Men ()
oil on panel
8 x 12 in
$9,360
Lot 89
(2007)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Geronimo ()
Oil on Board/Panel
8 x 10.5 in
$9,200
Lot 62
(2017)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Cowboy on Horse Fighting a Grizzly Bear ()
oil on masonite
23 3/4 x 17 1/2 in
$12,870
Lot 176
(2017)
Charlie Dye (1906–1972)
Sun Up ()
oil on canvas
24 x 40 in
$87,750