Behind Every Man: The Story of Nancy Cooper Russell by Joan Stauffer

By Joan Stauffer

C. M. Russell’s “best booster and pardner”

After Nancy Cooper married Charlie Russell in 1895, she helped flip a journeyman cowboy and ranch hand who sketched and sculpted in his spare time right into a full-time artist who offered and exhibited all around the globe. In Behind each guy: the tale of Nancy Cooper Russell, Joan Stauffer bargains the 1st biography of the individual whom Charles Russell referred to as “the most sensible booster and pardner a guy ever had.” Stauffer’s portrait, evoked within the voice of its topic and in response to a decade of study, deals readers either an entire existence tale of Nancy Russell and artistic perception into her options and feelings.

Stauffer finds that Nancy and Charles’s union created a pragmatic synergy. consistently an recommend for her husband, a steward of his paintings, and a liaison to his admirers and critics, Nancy’s maximum contribution can have been the foundation she supplied Charles. “I performed my top paintings for her,” the cowboy artist as soon as remarked.

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