John Henry Kittelson
John Henry Kittelson is active/lives in Colorado, South Dakota. John Kittelson is known for carved wood sculpture, painting.
Biography John Henry Kittelson
A sculptor in traditional style of western subject matter and also a
painter and ceramist, John Kittelson was self taught as an
artist. He was born on a farm in Arlington, South Dakota.
As a young man, he worked as a saddlemaker and as a cowboy in South
Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. He settled in
Poudre Valley near Bellvue, Colorado and turned to making leather
saddles and belts. His last work in leather was the trophy plague
for the Cheyenne Frontier Days in 1957.
The previous year, he began painting in oil, and signed his work with a
Tepee Bar brand. Then he turned serious about sculpting and
did woodcarving, especially horses. The quality of his work
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