Rudolph Valentino Bostic

Rudolph Valentino Bostic, Folk Artist, PhotoRudolph Valentino Bostic was born on August 16, 1944, in Savannah, Georgia.  He passed away on June 4, 2021.

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 expenses, he used cardboard and house paint.  He was a prolific artist who persisted in the use of cardboard because of its smooth surface.

Rudy Bostic was deeply religious and his favorite subjects were scenes from the bible.  Occasionally, however, he would branch out into something he saw on television; circus animals, cowboys, and Paris or Venice.  He had great enthusiasm for his art and loved to share his vision with others.

Rudolph V. Bostic has gained recognition as a talented self-taught artist and is included in the collection of The Mennello Museum Of American Folk Art, in Orlando, Florida.

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