Leonard (Black Moon) Riddles
(1918 - 2003)
Leonard (Black Moon) Riddles was active/lived in Oklahoma. Leonard Riddles is known for mustangs, Indian figure, genre, mural.
Biography Leonard (Black Moon) Riddles
A painter, muralist, illustrator and teacher, Leonard Riddles had a primary interest in mustang horses, which he depicted in highly realistic manner in his paintings and which he raised with his wife, Eva, on a ranch near his hometown of Walters, Oklahoma. These horses are known for their stamina, endurance and agility. Raising mustangs was part of Riddles' family heritage as his great grandfather had a herd of about 250 Appaloosas, one of the mustang groups. Leonard Riddles served on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Spanish Mustang Association, whose aim is to restore and preserve the breed.
Riddles, who died June 30, 2003 in Walters, was born to a father who was white and a Comanche Indian mother. His Indian name is Black M
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