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William Albert Allard

17 days ago (2019-11-03 21:37:14)

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Today is the beginning of my flash print sale of four of my iconic pictures from the 1970s. Each image is signed and ID'd. The sale will run three weeks. Made with archival inks, the 6” x 9” inch images on 9” x 11” archival paper, are truly beautiful prints priced at only $100.00.⁣⁣
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Three of the four images, made in 1979, are of buckaroos who worked for the big IL ranch in northeastern Nevada. The other print, a portrait of a cow horse on a snowy Montana day, was made in 1978. All four of these images are featured in my first book, VANISHING BREED. It was awarded “The Best Western Art Book of 1982” by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center” and also received the “Leica Medal of Excellence,” both awards for which I’m deeply honored and proud. Long out of print, I have a small number of signed copies, both in hard cover and soft, to offer from my personal stock.⁣⁣
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Although born in Minnesota, I didn’t realize as a child just how close I lived to the west I came to love. I can still remember how much I felt at home the very first time I saw Montana in 1969, when I went there for @natgeo magazine to document the lives of a religious group called Hutterites who lived on several colonies in central Montana. It was love at first sight when I saw that beautiful Judith Basin country with its small mountain ranges the famous cowboy artist Charlie Russell loved and painted. For about 13 years I concentrated on working in the west, often in northeastern Nevada as well as in Montana and Wyoming.⁣⁣
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Although I can ride a horse and did so often while making my pictures, I am not a horseman. But by riding with the buckaroos and cowboys I could get much closer to my subjects. For a time, I even carried my own saddle and was, I suppose, playing at being a cowboy. I like to think these pictures show the kind of personal involvement I had then with the American West. I’m in Montana right now, as I write this, visiting some old Hutterite friends I first met here fifty years ago. It’s about 10 degrees and snowing, a little unusual for Montana in late October, but I love it. ⁣

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  • i the of in a and my for montana to at on with as first was it made west are love cowboy pictures four print images horse how nevada northeastern about is these book although years western personal by often small both but lived m time much signed when saw three from archival x s beautiful sale can buckaroos who so did sight ride wyoming colonies well while working several central making concentrated that famous judith painted basin loved country russell its mountain charlie artist ranges today playing am here write this visiting some old hutterite friends met fifty right ago degrees snowing little unusual late october flashsale vanishingbreed now american not own horseman riding cowboys could get closer subjects even carried saddle then suppose called being like think show kind involvement had hutterites t group vanishing other portrait cow snowy day all featured breed il awarded best art national hall fame heritage ranch big also run beginning flash iconic each image id'd will weeks worked inks inch paper truly prints priced only center received religious felt realize child just close came still remember home minnesota very went there natgeo magazine document lives didn born leica long medal excellence awards
  • i the of in a and my for montana to at on with as first was it made west are love cowboy pictures four print images horse how nevada northeastern about is these book although years western personal by often small both but lived m time much signed when saw three from archival x s beautiful sale can buckaroos who so did sight ride wyoming colonies well while working several central making concentrated that famous judith painted basin loved country russell its mountain charlie artist ranges today playing am here write this visiting some old hutterite friends met fifty right ago degrees snowing little unusual late october flashsale vanishingbreed now american not own horseman riding cowboys could get closer subjects even carried saddle then suppose called being like think show kind involvement had hutterites t group vanishing other portrait cow snowy day all featured breed il awarded best art national hall fame heritage ranch big also run beginning flash iconic each image id'd will weeks worked inks inch paper truly prints priced only center received religious felt realize child just close came still remember home minnesota very went there natgeo magazine document lives didn born leica long medal excellence awards
  • i the of in a and my for montana to at on with as first was it made west are love cowboy pictures four print images horse how nevada northeastern about is these book although years western personal by often small both but lived m time much signed when saw three from archival x s beautiful sale can buckaroos who so did sight ride wyoming colonies well while working several central making concentrated that famous judith painted basin loved country russell its mountain charlie artist ranges today playing am here write this visiting some old hutterite friends met fifty right ago degrees snowing little unusual late october flashsale vanishingbreed now american not own horseman riding cowboys could get closer subjects even carried saddle then suppose called being like think show kind involvement had hutterites t group vanishing other portrait cow snowy day all featured breed il awarded best art national hall fame heritage ranch big also run beginning flash iconic each image id'd will weeks worked inks inch paper truly prints priced only center received religious felt realize child just close came still remember home minnesota very went there natgeo magazine document lives didn born leica long medal excellence awards
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i the of in a and my for montana to at on with as first was it made west are love cowboy pictures four print images horse how nevada northeastern about is these book although years western personal by often small both but lived m time much signed when saw three from archival x s beautiful sale can buckaroos who so did sight ride wyoming colonies well while working several central making concentrated that famous judith painted basin loved country russell its mountain charlie artist ranges today playing am here write this visiting some old hutterite friends met fifty right ago degrees snowing little unusual late october flashsale vanishingbreed now american not own horseman riding cowboys could get closer subjects even carried saddle then suppose called being like think show kind involvement had hutterites t group vanishing other portrait cow snowy day all featured breed il awarded best art national hall fame heritage ranch big also run beginning flash iconic each image id'd will weeks worked inks inch paper truly prints priced only center received religious felt realize child just close came still remember home minnesota very went there natgeo magazine document lives didn born leica long medal excellence awards


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@ddhurlbut posted 15 days ago

cool pics

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@mmmarciammm posted 15 days ago

Thank you!! You made my day!!

nancymedic Profile
@nancymedic posted 15 days ago

I love this

lisameloni Profile
@lisameloni posted 15 days ago

Thanks to Robert Clark for introducing me to your work. I am absolutely in love with your images, wow, feels like Christmas!

currierart Profile
@currierart posted 15 days ago

@jewelryladyredriver I think you’d like this account ❤️

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@benny__fradieth posted 14 days ago

Didn’t know colors were around in the 70’s, damn shiy crazy

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@bjfusaro posted 13 days ago

Gorgeous❣️so happy to know of your work!

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@downtown_harry posted 10 days ago

@vasillika

jondevaul Profile
@jondevaul posted 6 days ago

What a series! I think I met you at the Maine Workshops...maybe '85 or '86...always loved your work!

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@sebastien.pineau.sp posted 6 days ago

!!

leodoz Profile
@leodoz posted 6 days ago

@ksyun17

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@nktmartynov posted 5 days ago

First picture resembles of “American gothic” so much

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@michaeldowneyphoto posted 3 days ago

@williamalbertallard love this series, definitely gonna check out the book.

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@scottydpics posted 3 days ago

Such a classic portrait! Love this.

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@joan_aimc posted 3 days ago

😍

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@heatherheathrow posted 3 days ago

@worn_out_dad these move me 💕

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@riccardoblanco posted 3 days ago

@motornomad

adylee91 Profile
@adylee91 posted 3 days ago

@kanchreed

jamesscotts Profile
@jamesscotts posted 3 days ago

Makes me wonder if TJ is on the gram?

hannah_marie998 Profile
@hannah_marie998 posted 2 days ago

Symonds is my last name! I wonder if there’s any relation.

robert_hogue Profile
@robert_hogue posted 2 days ago

When your book came out I was about 11, I ended up working with Hank and drank with TJ a lot back in the late 80’s and early 90’s .

evamcmasters Profile
@evamcmasters posted 2 days ago

Thomas John = TJ. His son (Little John) is a hellva buckaroo in Nevada now.

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@silvia.arpano posted 2 days ago

@ginnayluan this is the next drawing

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