Charles Marion Russell (March 19, 1864, St. Louis, Missouri - October 24, 1926, Great Falls, Montana), also known as C. M. Russell, was an artist of the American West.
Russell created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes set in the Western United States, in addition to bronze sculptures. Russell was also a storyteller and author. The C. M. Russell Museum Complex is located in his hometown of Great Falls, Montana houses more than 2,000 Russell artworks, personal objects, and artefact's.
Russell's mural entitled Lewis and Clark Meeting the Flathead Indians hangs in the state capitol building in Helena, Montana. Russell's 1918 painting Piegans sold for USD 5.6 million dollars at a 2005 auction.