You could say that Jack Terry was born in a saddle with a paintbrush in his hand.
His love of cowboys and the Old West came from his maternal grandfather, a rancher who lived many of the scenes that Jack now captures on canvas. He inherited his artistic ability from his paternal grandmother, and by the age of 16 had won over 130 awards for his work. Ten years later, Jack was named Texas’ bicentennial artist and was commissioned to paint former President Lyndon Johnson.
Today, Jack and his wife Mary live on a 150-acre working ranch in the Texas hill country near Kerrville. Whether painting Western landscapes or Victorian street scenes, Jack, in the words of admirer and six-time PRCA World Champion Larry Mahan, “captures the West the way it was and the way it should be.”
The King Ranch, Dick Clark, country singer Travis Tritt and President George W. Bush are just a few of the many collectors who have come to appreciate the mixture of nostalgia and sense of place that Jack brings to his paintings.
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