Bill Nebeker

Bill Nebeker

Bill Nebeker 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. Nebeker also won the 2016 Express Ranches, Great American Cowboy Award at Prix de West.  He is proud that his seven-foot bronze statue, The Eyes of Texas, is in the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s McNutt Sculpture Garden. 

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

Nebeker 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 that have Nebeker's sculptures in their permanent collections are the 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.