Bill Bomar (1919-1991)

Black and white photograph of Bill Bomar
Photo by Mildred Tolbert


Bill Bomar was born in Fort Worth, Texas and began painting at the age of seven. His exceptional talent was evident, despite an early diagnosis of cerebral palsy. He studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and later with John Sloan and Hans Hoffman.

Since childhood Bomar spent his summers in New Mexico, dividing the rest of his time between Fort Worth and New York. When he eventually moved to Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, he began showing work in Texas and the Southwest, and continued to exhibit in New York.

Bomar was known as a member of the Forth Worth Circle and a founder of the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas.

Schools of Study

Cranbrook Art Academy 1940-41

Partial List of Collections

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

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