Ruth Joy Hopkins
Hopkins, Ruth Joy
Wyoming State Museum
Hopkins, Ruth Joy (artist)
A portrait style oil painting of Kit Carson by Ruth Joy Hopkins. The painting is signed and dated "1938" on the lower right corner. The painting is framed in a one piece, green and gold painted wood frame with multiple beveled levels. 24 in. (h) x 17.9 in. (w).
Ruth Joy Hopkins was born in 1891. The painting selected was from a series titled "Men of the West" also known as "Wyoming Trail Blazers." The series depicts traders, trappers, missionaries, explorers and military men and ranchers all associated with Wyoming. The artist created the images in the 1930's based on existing photographs and descriptions. Hopkins died in December 1973 in Fremont, Nebraska.
Kit Carson (1809 - 1868) was a mountain man, guide and trapper in Wyoming during the early 1830s. He attended several trapper's rendezvous on the Green River. Carson guided Lieutenant John C. Fremont in his exploration and mapping expedition of the Rocky Mountains in 1842, and to Oregon and California in 1843-44. These expeditions passed through central and southern Wyoming.
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