Bill Nebeker

Bill Nebeker

Bill was honored in January 2017 when Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona presented him with the HeART of the West Lifetime Achievement Award.  He was thrilled at the 2016 Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of Artists show to win the James Bowie Sculpture Award. Bill also won the 2016 Express Ranches, Great American Cowboy Award at Prix de West.  Bill is proud his 7 foot bronze statue, The Eyes of Texas,is in the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s McNutt Sculpture Garden.

Bill is a skilled horseman, a “darn good roper”, a decent guitar picker, and an avid hunter.  These varied hobbies and experiences provide Bill with the inspiration for the stories he tells in his sculptures.  As a member of the Cowboy Artists of America for 39 years, Nebeker has dedicated himself to portraying the American working cowboy and Native peoples with the respect and honor he believes they deserve.

Bill is represented by: Broadmoor Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mountain Spirit Gallery, Prescott, Arizona; Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, Boerne, Texas; and Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Museums which have Bill’s sculptures in their permanent collections are: Briscoe Western Art Museum, The Booth Western Art Museum; Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum; Desert Caballeros Western Museum; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art; The Museum of Western Art; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Palm Springs Art Museum; Pearce Museum; Phippen Museum; Phoenix Art Museum; and The Rockwell Museum.