Joe De Yong
(1894 - 1975)
Joe (Joseph) Franklin De Yong was active/lived in California, Montana, Missouri. Joe De Yong is known for western painting and sculpture, illustration, etching.
Biography Joe De Yong
The following is from Ray Castello, American Art Collection, Taos, New Mexico. He credits the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center Archives at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.
Joe De Yong was a protegee of Charles M. Russell, and was a western artist, illustrator, bronze caster, cinematic technical director, scenario research consultant and cartoonist. In some ways his cartoon character Kid Currycomb reflects the desires of his creator. Beyond the fact that De Yong's pseudonym as editor of the Eatons' Dude Ranch newsletter, Wranglin' Notes, was Kid Currycomb, De Yong always desired to be a cowboy.
This desire was revealed in a conversation with Will James, cowboy writer and ar
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