The legendary Montana cowboy is well known for his cowboy art, but he was also quite funny and sometimes ribald (some would say scandalous!). Here is a small sampling of his cartoons and funny drawings.

In actuality, most Westerners in the real Wild West took their humor straight up, just like their whiskey. For proof, here’s legendary cowboy artist, Charlie Russell, weighing in on one of the unfortunate consequences of prostitution.

All Images Courtesy Amon Carter Museum of American Art Unless Otherwise Noted

A Little Pain


Where Ignorance is Bliss


The Bear in the Park


Have One on Me


Dance! You short-horn dance!


Contrast in Artist’s Salons—My Studio as Mother Thought


Contrast in Artist’s Salons—Charlie Painting in His Cabin


Bold Hunters


A Little Pleasure

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