Painter, sculptor, and professional cowboy whose art reflected his experiences on the Western frontier.
He became an internationally acclaimed rodeo rider in his youth and used the proceeds from his championship rodeo events to fund his education at Brigham Young University.
He was a Mormon and briefly worked as a missionary for the Mississippi branch of the Church of Latter-Day Saints.
His British grandmother and aunts nicknamed him Lord Bascom-King of the Canadian Cowboys when he was growing up. He married Nadine Diffey in 1939.
He appeared with Roy Rogers in several television commercials.