Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Lyndon Pomeroy

Lyndon Pomeroy was born in Sidney, Montana and went to school in Collins, Kalispell, and Ferdig. Ferdig was a little town just north of Shelby, Montana. He moved with his family to Havre and graduated from high school where upon he entered the Army Air Corps. "I began using Ivory soap, and I recall my first subject was a horse," he says. "I probably sold him for a few nickels. Maybe gave him away."1

Lyndon taught at Montana State University-Billings when it was Eastern Montana College for three years after earning his degree from Montana State University in Bozeman. "But I kicked that habit in 1961," he says with a chuckle, emphasizing his belief that, "if you're an artist, that's how you make your living. If you don't earn your keep with it, it's your hobby," he insists.2

I have known Lyndon Pomeroy for about twenty years now, he would always come out and critique my welded metal sculpture. Often we would both comment on how artists can learn so much from others work. Of course Lyndon's trademark is definitely his bib overalls which are his work clothes and as he explained, "Now I know ‘cowboys' who wear costumes and have never been on a horse."3

Some of his works include:

• Bear, Student Center, Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, Montana
• Football Player No. 41, Winners Circle Sports Bar, 2501 Grand Avenue, Billings, Montana
• Executive, Executive Office Building, 1925 Grand Avenue, Billings, Montana
• Sheraton Coat of Arms, 1600 Avenue East, Billings, Montana
• Hitching Post, lounge at the Billings Logan International Airport, Billings, Montana
• Sir Speedy, Roscoe Steel, 2847 Hesper Road, Billings, Montana
• Canada Geese formations, Metra, Billings, Montana
• Gandalf, Bruce Meyers Memorial Garden, MSU-Billings, Billings, Montana.
• Billings West High School bear logo, Billings, Montana
• Mayflower Congregational Church, Billings, Montana
• Phylogenic Continuum, U. S. Federal Building, Billings, Montana
• Working Together, Building Together; Valley Federal Credit Union, 1541 Custer Avenue, Billings, Montana
• Seventh Cavalry Guidon Trooper, KTVQ Communications, 3203 3rd Avenue North, Billings, Montana
• Trany Man, Brown's Automatic Transmissions, 1144 Broadwater Avenue, Billings, Montana

1 "Heavy Mettle: Pomeroy's steel sculptures capture Billings, the West" by CHRISTENE MEYERS; Billings Gazette Arts & Entertainment Editor; June 16, 2001
2 Ibid.
3. Ibid.

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