Rudolph Bostic worked for years at a commercial baking company in Savannah, GA. It was a good job, but he said he couldn't wait to get home, go up to his room, and paint. Sometimes he painted all night. He salvaged cardboard boxes and lids from giant barrels of flour from the bakery to use for his canvasses. He liked painting on the smooth surface, at first using leftover house paint, later acrylics. In time he became famous for turning scraps of cardboard into artistic masterpieces. In his unique style, his paintings most often depict popular scenes from Bible stories or mythology. He frequently painted a border to frame the main image, or he even attached a painted frame cut from cardboard.
Always interested in art, Rudy made his own cardboard cutout toys as a child. He was grateful for the support his mother gave him, and he went through some difficult times after she passed away. His extended family stepped in to help him regain his strength and cheer. Rudy quietly passed away in June 2021, at the age of 79.
Rudy Bostic was an easy-going man with big smile, who loved to paint and was proud of what he created.