(1919 - 2002)
Bud Helbig was active/lived in Montana. Bud Helbig is known for cowboy genre, sculpture.
Biography Bud Helbig
A traditional or realist painter of contemporary scenes of the American West, he was honored by election to the Cowboy Artists of America in 1972.
He was born in Butte, Montana, and from 1969, lived in Kalispell. From the time he was a child, he wanted to be both a working cowboy and an artist, and the former role he assumed as a youngster growing up on a horse ranch in western Montana.
There were no art schools in Montana, so he enrolled in a Federal Art School correspondence course, which increased his interest in art. He worked as a bridge builder for the Milwaukee Railroad to earn money for further study and then went to art schools in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. This schooling was interrupted by
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