|TOMMY THOMPSON, OUTFITTER | © Bama, 1973|
A 1966 vacation in Wyoming stirred within him a love for the history and people of the West, and for the great outdoors. He produced 18 paintings, all with a Western theme, which he placed in a New York gallery in 1971. They sold with such success that Bama soon moved to Wyoming and began specializing in the sort of paintings that follow.
|TOM LAIRD, PROSPECTOR | © Bama, 1972|
|BILL SMITH - NUMBER ONE | © Bama, 1974|
|GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN, STAGECOACH DRIVER | © Bama|
|CHESTER MEDICINE CROW WITH HIS FATHER'S PEACE PIPE | © Bama, 1973|
|CHESTER MEDICINE CROW IN HIS RESERVATION HAT | © Bama, 1973|
|CHESTER MEDICINE CROW WITH HIS FATHER'S FLAG | © Bama, 1972|
|CHIEF MEDICINE CROW | amertribes.proboards.com|
Save the last photograph of Chester Medicine Crow's father,
all the above images come from The Western Art of James Bama,
A Peacock Press/Bantam Book, 1975.
James Bama was inducted into the Illustrator's Hall of Fame in 2000.