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 Joe W. Back  (1899 - 1986)

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Lived/Active: Wyoming/Ohio      Known for: cowboy genre, animal, sculptor, book writer and illustrator

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BIOGRAPHY for Joe Back
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Birth
1899 (Ohio)
 
Death
1986 (DuBois, Wyoming)

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Wyoming/Ohio




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cowboy genre, animal, sculptor, book writer and illustrator

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Joe Back was a resident of Dubois, Wyoming. He was born in Ohio in 1899 and moved to Wyoming when he was thirteen. He served as machine gun instructor during World War I, then took up trade as a cowboy, guide, and packer.

Later he spent four years at the Art Institute of Chicago where, to use Joe’s words, he "damn near starved to death." Art education changed his life, however, and although he went back to packing and guiding until he retired to his art at 60 years old, he al (showing 500 of 2073 characters).



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