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Earl Basom: Master Sculptor and The Cowboy of Cowboy Artists


Master Sculptor, Hall of Fame Cowboy




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Commissioned to do art work for the Charles M. Russell Trust
The book "Rodeo History and Legends" has the history of the one-handed bareback rigging created by Earl in 1924.
Commissioned to design a trophy belt buckle for the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association National Final Rodeo.
Commissioned by the Texas Longhorn Quincentennial Commission to create artwork commemorating the 500 years of the longhorn cattle in North America, 1494-1994.
Commissioned by the Raymond Sports Hall of Fame to create artwork commemorating 70 years of rodeo's One-Hand Bareback Rigging.
Listed as a rodeo clown and bull fighter (1931-1937) in the book, "Fearless Funnymen - the History of the Rodeo Clown"
Listed in the library reference book, "Chase's Annual Events", as a rodeo pioneer and rodeo equipment inventor.
The Montana Historical Society places Earl's cowboy and rodeo gear in the year-long exhibit, "Riders Under the Sky" and Earl's art in the show, "The Horse in Art" at the Helena Museum. He is the only other Montana cowboy along with C.M. Russell to have items in both exhibits.
Received in 1995 his "1930 All-Around Champion" trophy belt buckle won at the 3 Bar Ranch Stampede, 65 years late.
Earl's death and funeral in 1995 was reported worldwide by the Associated Press Wire Service.
Earl was eulogized as a rodeo prioneer by radio news commentator Paul Harvey on his national program, "Paul Harvey and the News"
Listed by as one of the world's famous inventors and excogitators of all time
In 1996 the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Artists honored EWB for being the first known rodeo cowboy to become a professional cowboy artist and sculptor.
In 2002 the Bascom family was honored in Raymond Alberta for its seven family generations of influence and participation in the sport of rodeo.
In 2005 the European Rodeo Cowboys Association held an Earl Bascom Memorial Rodeo with 18 performances in Berlin, Germany for his contributions and influence on rodeo world-wide.
In 2006 he was honored in Columbia, Mississippi for designing and supervising the construction of the first permanent rodeo arena and grandstands in Mississippi back in 1936 which helped spread the popularity of rodeo across the Deep South.


Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame
Raymond (Alberta, Canada) Sports Hall of Fame
Marion County (Mississippi) Cattlemen's Hall of Fame
Utah Sports Hall of Fame
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, England The first cowboy artist elected, since the beginning of the Royal Society in 1754.
Honorary Member, 1995, of the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Artists Association and asked to exhibit during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.


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