Was member of Oneida Nation outside Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Bruce has shown extensively in the U. S., Canada and participated in group shows in Germany and Japan. His works are in collections with I.A.I A., NACLA, and Six Nations Mohawk Museum
Mr King works primarily with oils in a post impressionistic style that is a departure from restricted definitions of Native American art. Though the context and themes represented are Native Americans the application, use of medium, and resulting effects are baaed on techniques devised by both impressionists and post impressionists art rebels from turn-of- the-century France.
As in that movement, Bruce draws from an association with artists who shaped the Indian art movement of the seventies. Earl Biss, Kevin Red Star, T C Cannon, and others who were at the forefront of changing the perception of Native Americans producing fine art.
Since that time, the work has gone through many changes. The main result is that Indian art is no longer seen as quaint or curio, but as fine art. Bruce King has been painting seriously for thirty years and is represented in Santa Fe.