As a young boy, Norman Cable worked summers on his grandmother’s ranch in southern Wyoming’s snowy range bringing home each fall jars of creek water, pebbles, and a box of sweet smelling sage with mountain pine to help dream away the long Cheyenne winter. After school and on weekends from September to May, he apprenticed under his grandfather as a commercial artist. Eventually, he began his pursuit of a career in architecture, but for him, art and architecture were inseparable.
He supplemented his part-time job income in college by traveling often into northern Mexico painting bullfights, horse races, villages, and street markets.After graduating with honors in 1966 from Arizona State University, his lifelong fascination with other people and cultures led him to seek architectural opportunities all over the world to sketch and paint.
Norman was an artist, an architect, and a bit of a gypsy traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia, and Latin America. He traveled to work, capturing in sketches and paintings the sight and soul of what he has loved. Norman even carried on his tradition of bringing home a jar of creek water and a box of sagebrush.
Norman was a wonderful artist and friend and is missed by many, but is remembered through his art.
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