We Say Goodbye to a Folk Art Legend - Rudolph Valentino Bostic


We Say Goodbye to Folk Art Legend, Rudy Bostic As many of you have heard, we lost another cherished artist this summer – Rudolph Valentino Bostic. I received an announcement from his sister, Caroline sharing: On June 4, 2021 the world lost a gentle giant, the talented, world renowned Rudolph Valentino Bostic. Mr. Bostic set the world on fire with his vibrant religious art works. He will be sorely missed. I met Rudy in the late 1990s while visiting family in Savannah. I remember climbing spiral stairs to his forth floor studio. Stacks and stacks of jewel toned paintings leaned against the walls. Working the night shift at a bakery, Rudy found his medium of choice. He cut up card board boxes that were used to ship flour and sugar. Choosing enamel paint, his subject matter was the Bible. Using materials at hand and having an an intense, intrinsic desire to create, Rudolph Valentino Bostic preached the good word through his art. Res