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Dan Bodelson

Birth place or City of origin: Minneapolis
State of origin: MN
Last known City: Santa Fe
Last known State: NM
Start/Birth date: 1949
Death/End date:

Although he was born in Minnesota, Dan Bodelson grew up in Colorado and New Mexico. After graduating from high school in Santa Fe, he attended the California College of the Arts in San Francisco/Oakland receiving his BFA in 1972. Intending to pursue a career as an illustrator, his love of painting took him back to Santa Fe where he has lived and painted ever since.

Bodelson’s scenes of American Indian life and landscapes are inspired from Western literature, and the natural beauty that surrounds him.

He and his family also travel widely: he has painted in places as far-flung as Brazil, the Bahamas, Spain, Italy and Mexico.

Biography courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum (


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