His name won’t trip off the tongue, but everyone knows his images: If the horses aren’t bucking, they’re seriously considering it; if the cowboy is still in the saddle, it’s because the next jolt hasn’t thrown him yet; there’s always, always action.
The paintings of Arthur Roy Mitchell come as close to a “moving picture” as an oil painting can get. That’s what excited pulp magazine readers from the 1920s to the 1940s as he produced 160 covers—True West was happily one of them—and became “King of Pulp.”
Anyone who’s ever read a Western magazine has seen a Mitchell painting, and for many, his authentic portrayal defines Western life.
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He Missed the Scoop
John Clum was busy when the Tombstone street fight took place.
The oil-enriched town preserves and celebrates its Western heritage.
Three Cheers for Hospitality
The Harvey Girls of yesteryear set the standard for uniform customer service across the West.
The Most Well-Known, Unknown Western Illustrator
A.R. Mitchell’s paintings are so “moving.”
WHAT HISTORY HAS TAUGHT ME
BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL, U.S. SENATOR, ARTIST, OLYMPIAN
Tombstone's Naked Chef
Isaac “Little Jakey” Jacobs raced his way into history.
THE LAST FRONTIER
EDWARD CURTIS’S FINAL ADVENTURE
Virginia City, Montana
This city struck it rich with a well-preserved ghost town.
Spark on the Prairie
Hit the road across Oklahoma and Texas to discover the history behind the Warren Wagon Train Raid and the Kiowa Indian Trial of 1871.
THE GIFT OF COCHISE
TRUE WEST’S HISTORICAL CONSULTANT FONDLY REMEMBERS HIS MOST TREASURED BIRTHDAY GIFT.
ALYSSA SAVES UNCLE IN HIGHWAY HORROR!
ACTIVIST actress Alyssa Milano got REALLY active when she saved her uncle Mitchell J. Carp’s life with CPR after he suffered a heart attack while driving on a busy highway!
GOOGLE FIRES AI MANAGER WHO PROTESTED HER PEER'S DEPARTURE
Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field.
MATCHING INTERIOR MILLWORK
If one lacks professional expertise, installing crown moulding, replacing missing bits of casing or trim around windows, and retrofitting lost baseboards may be an exercise in frustration. Especially when nothing in an old house is square! First learn about the role of trimwork, building up profiles, turning corners with mitered and coped joints, and what tools to use where.
Supermarine Spitfire Elliptical Elegance
Showing off the flowing curves of a jaguar ready to pounce, a Spitfire snugs in close, its pilot a picture of concentration as he carefully places the airplane exactly where he wants. It’s a timeless image of a timeless design.
3 big thoughts
B-MITCH PROVEN TO BE IRREPLACABLE PR
EARTH AND INSPIRATION
The organic forms of Cocoa Vintage ceramic jewelry bring life to your look.
The Last Survivor
Of all the stories we published about September 11, this may have been the most powerful
Mitchell, Marshall intersect once more
In life and death, George Preston Marshall and Bobby Mitchell remain intertwined.
GUNS N' ROSES
WHY HAVEN'T THE SPAGHETTI INCIDENT? AND LIVE ERA ‘87 - ‘93 CONNECTED WITH GN'R FANS LIKE APPETITE? GW CHECKS IN WITH GUITARIST GILBY CLARKE, VOCALIST ROBERTA FREEMAN, ENGINEER JIM MITCHELL, HANOI ROCKS' MICHAEL MONROE AND THE DAMNED'S BRIAN JAMES.
It Echoes Up the Holler
Terry Newsom and Mitchell Cathey are co-pastors of Cumberland Furnace COGOP in Dickson County, Tennessee. Because of their reputation as larger-than-life mountain movers, State Overseer E.C. McKinley has dubbed these Western Highland Rim ministers the “Cumberland Furnace Boys.” District presbyter Mike Burton asked them to co-pastor the church after faithful COGOP trailblazer, Pastor Buna Lampley (who had mentored them), went to glory.