(1919 - 2010)
Bill Chappell was active/lived in Colorado, Texas. Bill Chappell is known for cowboy genre and animal painting and sculpture.
Biography Bill Chappell
Bill Chappell, Western Artist and Sculptor (7/16/1919 - 9/22/2010)
A cowboy is a multi-talented person. An artist, too, is versatile. Combine the two in the personage of Bill Chappell, and the result is authentic Western scenes captured on canvas and in bronze.
Born in 1919, Chappell grew up as a west Texas ranch hand and experienced all the hardships and joys known by cowboys of a passing era. His early range life and keen-eyed observation shaped his thinking and his art. Before the age of 10 he was making clay sculptures, paintings, and wood and leather carvings. His leather work expanded into saddlery, and he began making silver buckles and accessories.
His wife, Fay, was always a c
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