Edward Borein was an American artist and printmaker, credited with documenting the rapidly changing “Wild” West. The California born artist travelled from his home state and through Mexico, sketching cowboys on horseback. Borein earned the nickname “cowpuncher artist” for his thematic artwork.
Blackfoot Chief #2. Etching
Grasshunters. #17. Etching and drypoint
Borein is cited to have produced over three to four hundred etchings, as well as a number of drawing and paintings. His etchings are highly detailed, using drypoint and hardground to create dynamic intaglio prints. Borein’s prints have been published several times since their first printing. Though first edition, signed prints have the most value, later printings continue to hold collector value.
Race to the River. Etching
Cutting out a Bull. Etching
The Overland Mail. Etching
While collectors in Western states might be the most enthusiastic collectors of Borein prints, his works can be found in museums, galleries and private collections around the United States.