Bud Boller, American (1928 - 2012)
Bud Boller was an enrolled member of the Shoshoni Indian Tribe and was born in 1928 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Bud was a sculptor and painter whose work reflects his love of the history of the West as well as his Shoshone Indian heritage. He depicted many aspects of western life including Indian battle scenes, heroic cowboys and Indians, and wildlife. His themes were often based on Christianity with authentic Biblical scenes that he had carefully researched.
Bud, whose formal name was Lewis, had worked as a rancher, rodeo rider, and store manager as well as artist. He had won several awards from invitational shows such as the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM; and the Death Valley 49'ers Encampment Invitational Art Show, Death Valley, CA. In 1995, the Wyoming Governor's Award honored his work for Art. His sculptures are in Israel, Spain, Mexico, Japan, and throughout the United States.
He lived on a ranch in the Wind River Reservation near Dubois, Wyoming until his passing.
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