Frederic Remington's famous illustrations and sculptures of the frontier have graced the White House and show business. 

"In this age of digital reproductions and the internet I am all the more deeply convinced that there is no substitute for looking at art in person," says Laura Foster, director of the Remington Art Museum.

Frederic Remington was born in Canton, St. Lawrence County, in 1861.

The son of a Civil War officer turned journalist, son was perhaps expected to follow in father's footsteps. But it was clear early on, Frederic's life was going to to take a different path.

"He was drawing in his school books, and you can see one of those when you come here, drawing soldiers, drawing guns," Foster says.

After his father passed away, Remington, just 19 at the time, spent some time out west - witnessing the open praries, herds of animals and the battles between the U.S. Calvary and Native American tribes.

He began to take art seriously, eventually finding his illustations in editions of Harper's Weekly.

Upon moving back to New York, he even hosted his own art show and from there they say, the rest is history.

The Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg is just a few steps away from the St. Lawrence River, one of Frederick Remington's favorite spots.

You see firsthand how he brought the west to the east.

And it now brings thousands of art lovers to the Maple City each and every year - just like Carla Keane and her mother-in-law Sue.

"Her and I are both artists so I was curious to see about the oil pantings and it was nice to see kind of the history," says Carla Keane.

Their tour bringing them inside the mind of one the greatest artists of all time with his ability to focus on people rather than scenes.

His use of dark nocturnal scenes and adding light colors to almost replicate photography and electricity. And how he'd leave just enough up to a viewer's imagination.

"Her and I are both artists so I was curious to see about the oil pantings and it was nice to see kind of the history," Keane says.

But as history would have it, a different kind of art is what we all might know Frederic Remington best for. And it all happened thanks to a conversation with a neighbor.

"Augustus Thomas, who was a playwright, said something like, 'You know Fred, you really see things in three dimensions. Why don't you try this?" A year later, Remington copywirited his most iconic work," Foster says. 

When you enter the museum and start your tour, you are almost immediately met by what would be Remington's most well-known pieces, the 'Broncho Buster'.

"There is a great deal of suspense involved. We don't know what has led up to this or what might happen next, but we can kind of tell ourselves the story," Foster says.

And iconic truly is the word. This sculpture has sat in the Oval Office for 50 years and has been seen in numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows

Although one show in particular presents a fun mystery.

Well positioned behind the couch of Lucille Bluth on the pilot episode of  Arrested Development, from episode two on, it was never seen again.

"It is kind of a symbol of status to have a Remington Bronze included on the set," Foster says.