(1899 - 1986)
Joe W. Back was active/lived in Wyoming, Ohio. Joe Back is known for cowboy genre, animal, sculptor, book writer and illustrator.
Joe Back was a resident of Dubois, Wyoming. He was born in Ohio in 1899 and moved to Wyoming when he was
thirteen. He served as machine gun instructor during World War I, then
took up trade as a cowboy, guide, and packer.
Later he spent four years
at the Art Institute of Chicago where, to use Joe's words, he "damn near
starved to death." Art education changed his life, however, and
although he went back to packing and guiding until he retired to his art
at 60 years old, he also became nationally known as a sculptor.
earthy narrative and humorous, but informative, illustrations are said to make his
books a joy to read.
Joe Back died September 7, 1986 at the age of 87.
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