Robert Duncan is an American West artist. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Duncan was born in Salt Lake City in 1952, one of ten children. He spent idyllic summers in Wyoming, helping his grandparents on their 10,000-acre cattle ranch. The Green River, which ran through their property, and the surrounding open country fostered his love for rural living. He started drawing constantly at age five. His grandmother gave him his first set of paints when he was eleven and paid for three oil painting lessons.
Duncan studied art at the University of Utah and worked as a commercial artist until he decided to devote his career to the fine art of the American West.
At age 29, Duncan was elected into the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America. He won two silver medals in their annual exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum. After over five years with this organization, he resigned so he could devote more time to painting family, friends, and the countryside of the Heber Valley in Utah. He paints rural settings throughout the U.S.
For over thirty years, he has shown his original paintings with Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming. He has been invited to numerous shows around the United States, including the Masters of the American West Exhibition at the Autry National Center, and the Great American Artists Show in Cincinnati.
For many years, New York Graphic Society in New York City carried Duncan’s prints and posters. Seeking more control over his work, he created Robert Duncan Studios, which publishes and distributes his art, including limited edition prints, posters, art cards, and calendars.
Robert and his wife, Linda, have six children and live in Midway, Utah.