Since being inducted into the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) 44 years ago, Bill Nebeker has committed himself to portraying the American working cowboy and historic Native peoples with the respect and honor both cultures exhibited and deserve. He is the most senior CAA member and has the honor of being an active member longer than any other artist in the group’s history. He is known for the realistic and accurate way he sculpts horses and cattle. He also enjoys putting touches of humor in some of his bronzes, as his heroes George Phippen and Joe Beeler did.
On May 1, 2021, Nebeker unveiled his larger-than-life-sized bronze Lest We Forget on Prescott’s historic Courthouse Plaza as the Yavapai County Fallen Officers Memorial. It honors those law enforcement officers from the beginning of Arizona’s Territory days to today, who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. His sculpture If Horses Could Talk was featured in the March/April 2020 issue of Art of the West magazine and the Summer 2021 issue of Prescott Living magazine.
From March 18 — July 24, 2022, the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona, is displaying over 75 Nebeker bronzes — as well as knives, chaps, a saddle, firearms, wood carvings and sketches he has hand-made throughout his career — in a retrospective exhibition titled “If Horses Could Talk — The Art of Bill Nebeker.”