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Wild Fire depicts the action and movement of horses across a Texas plain. Artist Gean Smith was self-taught and nationally known for his equestrian paintings. He once said, I never attempt to paint instantaneous action. The eye receives the impression of the result and this is what I paint. The real likeness of a horse in action is above the legs. The artist traveled widely, including visits to his sister in Galveston, where he settled in the 1920s.
Artist: Gean Smith (1851-1928)
Date: 1915
Medium: Oil on Canvas