Native cowboy artist used materials at hand to make unique art
January 27, 2021
Blaine County Museum Curator/Manager Samantha French asked me recently what I knew about a piece of art on canvas that once covered a chuckwagon on the Miller Brothers ranch. The piece of canvas has hand drawn cowboy/horse images and is displayed in the museum with other items related to ranching. I'd not given much thought to the piece during prior visits to the museum but when I really studied the canvas I saw a piece of folk art illustrated with authentic, detailed cowboy imagery.
The curator learned via Jim Halseth, who worked for Miller Brothers and wrote about working as a cowboy on t...