Terry Redlin has given the world a great gift with his ability to capture on canvas the memories so many of us share from our childhood and life in America. Because of his generosity and his strong belief in “giving back”, visitors from all over the world can visit Redlin’s home town and his collection of over 150 original oil paintings at the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD. The museum is open year-round and admission is free.
Over the course of his career, Redlin’s style has continued to evolve from the wildlife scene of the early years to the glowing cabins in the woods. Every image comes to life with Redlin’s magical ability to create a glow from within his paintings. His style, referred to as “romantic realism”, is not intended to be photographic, but rather a compilation of places he has been, people he has known, and memories he has shared throughout his lifetime.
In June of 2007, Terry Redlin announced his retirement from painting and print signing to the home he built on a spot he fished from as a boy on the shores of Lake Kampeska in Watertown. Redlin noted, “An American novelist once told us that you ‘can’t go home again.’ He was wrong. In my mind, I never left home, even when physically away. And when I finally returned, it was a great relief. I was reconnected to my past and to a childhood that was magic.” Redlin enjoyed his retirement surrounded by the family, friends and the places that have inspired him for nearly 70 years.
Terry Redlin passed away on April 24, 2016, leaving behind a lifetime of artistic achievements and many windows displaying his creativity, love for the outdoors and commitment to conservation.
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