He was unconventional and brilliant. Harold van Borkum not only held a keen interest in the world around him but all aspects
of science--even if on the fringe of accepted theory. But his main interest was art. Not just pictures and paintings but especially Native American art styles. Early in his college attendance at the University of Wyoming, Harold produced western or cowboy art.
Harold worked for Walt Disney and a
television station in Chicago early in his career.
A member of the Marine Corps during WW2, Harold became one of the first to join the new Air Force just after the war. His
mission was to draw aircraft.
He took retirement eventually to pursue his art interests eventually ending up hear
Mt. Ida, Arkansas where he enjoyed the isolation of five acres.
Harold was born in Beatrice, NE.