A cowboy’s bold stare, worn face and rugged clothing tell countless stories in “The Teamster” by James Bama. A prominent Western painter, Bama focuses on the inhabitants who follow the frontier’s cultural traditions. Bama’s illustrations were originally used by the U.S. Air Force, sports institutions and magazines. A native of the Northeast, Bama’s love of the West drew him to Wyoming, where he could accurately portray the region's people. Bama has exhibited throughout the West, and was inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2002.
James Bama’s art tells fascinating stories of the West through its natives’ faces and attire. Bama’s work is filled with realistic images of modern cowboys and Native Americans who follow the West’s traditions. He initially lived in the Northeast, creating illustrations for the U.S. Air Force, sports institutions and magazines. Fascinated by the West, Bama moved to Wyoming to accurately portray the frontier's people and culture. Bama has exhibited his work throughout the West, and was inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2002.