The following biography is from Edward and Deborah Pollack, who are the administrators of the estate of the artist and who are writing the catologue raisonné of the artist's work.
Orville Bulman, a self-taught artist, was born in 1904
in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A year later his father, Elvah O.
Bulman, invented what was to become a long line of ingenious products,
a twine holder and dispenser. Subsequently, Elvah (or E. O. as he
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