John Meigs, an artist himself, is a lecturer on American art, a collector of American graphics, and a consultant on acquisition for several museums. He has edited Peter Hurd, The Lithographs and Peter Hurd Sketch Book. Mr. Meigs lives in San Patricio, New Mexico.
The cowboy—that lonely, quiet, hard-working, hard-playing, essentially honest, always masculine, rugged individual—has become the preeminent American myth. The graphics represented in this book are in large part responsible for the popularization and sometimes even the creation of the cowboy myth.