Bob Durden earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Painting and Communication Arts in 1984 from Eastern Montana College (presently, Montana State University, Billings). After pursuing graduate studies at the University of Oregon, Eugene and Wichita State University, Kansas, he earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Art from Montana State University, Bozeman, in 1990.
Bob Durden has worked professionally in the arts and theater since 1990 having spent much of that time at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, where he currently acts as Senior Curator. Bob has operated his own museum consulting business; directed the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky; exhibited his work in the Western United States; taught Art, Communication Art and Theater courses at Montana State University, Bozeman and Billings and Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana; worked as a scene designer, and worked as a scenic carpenter and sculptor for Hollywood feature films.
Bob Durden currently resides in Billings, Montana.