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Talk: Jeff Rudolph and Local Artists

April 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Artist-in-Residence Jeff Rudolph in the Whitney Western Art Museum.

Jeff Rudolph and Other Local Artists

A free talk by Bob Richard

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Noon–1 p.m.

Sculptor Jeff Rudolph modeling in clay as an Artist-in-Residence in the Center of the West's Whitney Western Art Museum.
Sculptor Jeff Rudolph modeling in clay as an Artist-in-Residence.

Join us for the April presentation of our 2023 “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library.

For this talk Bob welcomes special guest Jeff Rudolph, award-winning artist from Cody who has won several regional and national awards. The illustrated talk shares stories about Jeff and his work, from how he got his start through success and struggles to today. Jeff and Bob also discuss a few other local artists, including photographers Charles Belden and Jack Richard; taxidermists Will Richard and Ned Frost; and some artists who spent time here, including W.R. Leigh and Edward T. Grigware.

With a wealth of knowledge about the Cody and Yellowstone National Park areas, Bob has a lifetime of stories to share with future generations. The “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series continues every other month throughout the year. Most talks take place on the third Thursday of the month, with the exception of June (second Thursday).

The talks in this series are gathered in this YouTube playlist.

Jeff Rudolph
Jeff Rudolph

Upcoming Local Lore talks

June 8: History of Ranching on Rattlesnake Creek
August 17Buffalo Bill Dam, Shoshone Canyon, Hayden’s Arch
• October 19: Early Day Western Movies, including Rider of the Painted Horse
December 21: History of Pahaska Teepee

Bob Richard
Bob Richard

About the speaker

A lifelong Wyoming resident, Richard’s varied experiences are pure West. He worked at guest ranches, guided horse and hunting trips, ranched, and for 37 years owned and operated Grub Steak Expeditions, personally touring thousands of visitors from around the world through Yellowstone and its ecosystem.

Educated at the Universities of Wyoming, Arizona, and California (Fresno), Richard has served as a teacher and school administrator, a decorated United States Marine Corps pilot in Vietnam, and, for 21 years, helped coordinate American Red Cross service and relief activities in the western United States.

Richard is the author of several books on the Cody and Yellowstone area, as well as his own family’s deep roots in the region. They feature his own photographs and often those of his father Jack Richard and uncle Ned Frost. For information on Bob’s photography and his published books, visit bobrichardphotography.com.


April 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
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