Leo White Horse
In his work, Leo White Horse carries with him the inspiration of his Native American ancestry from the Rosebud Sioux reservation of South Dakota.
This Lakota artist was influenced by the quick sketches of cowboy, rodeo and Native people drawn by his father long ago.
After the passing of his parents when he was 12, Leo was sent to Sky Ranch for Boys. There he entered the summer program at the University of South Dakota and was introduced to the work of the Great Lakota artist, Oscar Howe.
He was placed with foster parents who took him to several states including Louisiana, California, New Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona.
Later, Leo met his wife Barbara in Klamath Falls, Oregon and reunited with his brother whom he had not seen since the age of 12. Leo and Barbara moved to Eugene so that he could attend Lane Community College where he was able to study a variety of media for his art including airbrush and graphite pencil, charcoal, oils and acrylic paint.
Leo received his design certification and began working as a graphic designer, including hand lettering for a sign company.
His career in art took him to illustration where he designed t-shirts for a screen printing company that serviced over 72 Universities in over 15 states and included football bowl games. He later designed billboards and other artwork for city transit in Canada and 35 major cities across the United States.
Leo’s current work includes creating art for computer adventure games, which keeps his skills and imagination active for commercial and personal growth and allows him to live in Springfield, Oregon.
Seven Fires is very pleased to partner with Mr White Horse to create this special collection of signed, limited-edition giclée prints on eco-friendly hemp base paper! The colors and details of Leo's amazing creations are brilliantly reproduced on this silky textured paper; the depth of the black truly stands out and contrasts are reproduced with stunning effect.