Penned letters and anecdotes often included a drawing at the top of the page or a full picture surrounded by the words he had written.
A collection of his letters can be found in a book called Regards to the Bunch - Letters, Poems and Illustrations of C. M. Russell.
Each piece makes you feel like you are sitting with this man while he addresses various topics with his friends, family and acquaintances.
All in his own hand, they are occasionally a little hard to decipher. They send best wishes, tell of his travels and reminisce a bit down memory lane.
A book that combines illustration and prose of one of best known names in the western art world. A wonderful addition to anyone’s personal library.
But writers hold the seed
And what they sow
Will live and grow
Again to those who read
C. M. Russell
Author, Photographer, Lover of Life