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Limited Edition Print "The Ranger Code"
by Bruce Greene Authorized by the
Texas Ranger Association Foundation

For the first time in their long and storied history, the Texas Rangers have put their imprimatur on a painting, The Ranger Code by artist Bruce Greene. The painting was commissioned and purchased by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation Board of Directors in 2006. It commemorates and honors the history and high standards of the Rangers and will be on loan to the permanent collection of outstanding Ranger art at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas.

In commissioning this painting, the Texas Ranger Association Foundation Board of Directors determined to find a Texas artist of uncompromised ethics and integrity - an artist who reflects the dignity, character, and esteemed reputation of the Rangers. Bruce Greene was specifically chosen for this project because he personally reflects these high standards. He is a native Texan who has reached the pinnacle of his profession as a distinguished member and past president of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America.

Greene visited the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and was given access to its collections of Ranger equipment, photography, and other historical archives. The painting was inspired by the codes of conduct implemented and followed by the Rangers, a good example being "Rules and Regulations Governing Company C, Ranger Force" issued by Captain John H. Rogers in 1906. His code included the type and maintenance of equipment, camp duties, protection of state property, condition of quarters and ,most important, that every Ranger be sober, honest, and of good moral character.

The Texas Ranger Association Foundation Board of Directors has authorized reproductions to be created from the painting. These will include giclees on canvas, canvas lithographs, and lithographs on paper. Each edition will be signed and numbered and limited to the initial offering.

Artist Bruce Greene

Bruce Greene and his family live on a small ranch in the historical community of Norse, near Clifton, Texas. The artist's studio is on the edge of the hill behind his home. Large north windows offer him a continuous view of the Texas Hill Country, a few Hereford cows, and the occasional whitetail deer. "It is a wonderful blessing to be able to make a living for my family, doing what I love in this beautiful place," says Greene.

Several years ago, the artist began making annual trips to join in the spring work on the great, old JA Ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon of north Texas. "I go up there and stay on the chuck wagon with the JA hands and the neighbors that have come to help. We ride a lot of miles in rough country. It can be cold, hot, windy and wet - in fact, it can be all of these in one day. A fella could get lost in some of the mesquite or cedar thickets. We work a few cows on our place and help out a neighbor now and then, but the JA trip has been a real inspiration for me each year. I am absolutely sure that this experience has greatly affected my artwork ... My good friend, Red Steagall, calls it 'getting the dust in your nose.' For me, that dust makes the difference."
Greene was elected to membership in the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America in 1993 and served as its President in 2003. He is represented by galleries in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Texas.

In addition, his work is represented in several annual shows and exhibitions including the Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum; the Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City; the Masters of American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, California; and at the Round Up Miniature Show at the Cowboy Artists of America Museum in Kerrville, Texas.

Rules and Regulations Governing Company C Ranger Force

  1. Men, upon entering the service, are required to procure a good outfit consisting of horse, saddle, Winchester, six-shooter, rope, and bedding. It shall be maintained in good order continuously as long as they remain in the service.
  2. Each Ranger is required to perform his full amount of camp duty, such as cooking, herding horses and any and all of the regular routine camp work. This must be strictly observed and any complaint substantiated shall be sufficient grounds for a dismissal from the servIce.
  3. Each member of the Ranger force is expected to look out for and care for and take interest in the preservation of all State property; and especially the pack saddle, pack blankets and pack rope must be kept hanging together and not be molested by the men for their own use in any way, but in some designated place understood by the men it must be kept so that it may be readily found any time even of a dark night when we might be leaving in haste.
  4. Men are expected to keep their quarters, at least, in a reasonably clean and neat condition. No one need even apply for a position in this company that is not sober, honest and of a good moral character.

Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger Company C. 1906

Print - Signed & Numbered 20 "x30" 750 $175.00
Print - Artist Proof 20 "x30" 75 $225.00
       
Canvas - Signed & Numbered 20 "x30" 350 $395.00
Canvas - Artist Proof 20 "x30" 35 $495.00
       
Giclee on Canvas - Signed & Numbered 30 "x44" 95 $1,200.00
Giclee on Canvas - Artist Proof 30 "x44" 15 $1,400.00


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