Terry, Jack

Artist Jack Terry’s maternal grandfather was a rancher and a cowboy who rode on some of the last great cattle drives out West. His paternal grandmother was a painter who vividly captured the people and landmarks of Texas. From his earliest childhood days, Jack Terry found himself immersed in the worlds of both cowboys and canvases. And from the age of three, he worked to perfect the talent that has made him one of America’s most honored Western artists.

Young Jack Terry was just a toddler when he began drawing side-by-side with his grandmother while she painted. By the time he was nine, he won a Blue Ribbon at the county fair. That became the first of more than 130 awards Jack Terry won by the age of 16.