Frederic Remington was born in New York in 1861. After attending Yale University he became a cowboy and began drawing pictures of the Wild West. He submitted some of these to Harper's Monthly but they were only published after they were re-drawn. Remington's work improved and he was eventually employed as a staff artist.
Remington's illustrations in magazines like Harper's Monthly and Scribner's Magazine made him into a household name. In 1888 Theodore Roosevelt asked him to illustrate Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail. He also provided the art work for Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha (1891), Pony Tracks (1895) and The Way of an Indian (1906).
For several years Remington also worked as a journalist and provided reports and pictures of major events such as the Indian Wars and the Spanish-American War.
Frederic Remington died in 1909.