Earl Wesley Bascom
(1906 - 1995)
Earl Wesley Bascom was active/lived in Utah, California / Canada. Earl Bascom is known for western genre sculpture.
Photo from the Bascom Ranch Collection
Biography Earl Wesley Bascom
Earl W. Bascom, cowboy, sculptor, rodeo pioneer and member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Artists Association led an interesting life, having been recognized prior to his death as the world's oldest living rodeo clown and bull fighter.
Known as the "Cowboy of Cowboy Artists," he was born in a sod-roofed log cabin on the 101 Ranch near Vernal, Utah on June 19, 1906. His grandfather, frontier lawman Joel Bascom, had started the ranch after crossing the plains in the 1850's as a Mormon pioneer. Earl's father, Deputy Sheriff John W. Bascom, chased the outlaw Butch Cassidy in the late 1880's. Earl's grand uncle Ephraim Roberts was a pony express rider riding from Utah to Southern California and back.
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