Rudolph Valentino Bostic was born August 16, 1944 in Savannah, Georgia. As a young boy, Rudy had few toys and resorted to making his own. At the age of 17, he was asked to draw some religious paintings to be displayed in the church. To save on expense, he used cardboard and house paint. Today, he is a prolific artist who still prefers the use of cardboard because of it’s smooth surface.
Bostic is deeply religious and his favorite subjects are scenes from the bible. Occasionally however, he branches out into something he has seen on televison; circus animals, cowboys, and Paris or Venice. He has great enthusiasm for his art and loves to share his vision with others.
Rudolph V. Bostic is gaining recognition as a talented self-taught artist and is included in the collection of The Mennello Museum Of American Folk Art, in Orlando, Florida.