Can you tell me who painted the cowboy on horseback in the well known Colt pistol advertisement?

Can you tell me who painted the cowboy on horseback in the well-known Colt pistol advertisement?

A.L. Gaukroger

West Yorkshire, England

Jim Dunham, historian at the Booth Museum for Western Art in Cartersville, Georgia, says, Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) painted the famous Colt poster of “Tex and Patches.” The 19 1/2-by-34-inch poster was given out gratis by Colt Arms from 1926-1941 and is very collectible today.

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