shooting gambler in saloon
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This is an original pulp western illustration completed in gouache and casein on illustration board by Shannon Stirnweis, circa 1960's. This illustration was purchased in a lot of others from a collector, and they were all commissioned for magazines during that era.
Shannon Stirnweis is an accomplished and listed fine artist and illustrator of western life subjects. He began his career as an illustrator in the US Army and pursued that career commercially illustrating for books, posters, ads and magazines such as Boy's Life, Field & Stream, and Sportsman Magazine.
He is a member of Western Artist's of America and is shown in galleries throughout the US. He is represented in the permanent collections of the US Dept of the Interior, US Air Force, US Army Historical Museum, US Coast Guard, Leaning Tree, Marriot, Grumbacher, Rumley, CBS, Burt Reynolds, California Federal Savings, University of Texas, University of Wyoming and the Pippin Museum. He has participated in shows at the Hunterton Art Center, New York Historical Society, and the Smithsonian.