Jack Terry Biography



Jack Terry was born in West Texas as a fourth generation Texan. He began his art career as a young child drawing inspiration from his rancher grandfather and west Texas painting grandmother. With support and encouragement from his parents, Terry pursued his love of painting and by the age of 16 won more than 130 awards. 

As a graduate of the University of Texas, he studied anatomy and design while displaying his paintings in various galleries throughout the State. Terry's big break came at 26 when he was named Bicentennial Artist of Texas; he had a one-man show in the Texas Capitol Rotunda and was commissioned to paint the late President Lyndon B. Johnson.

In addition to Terry's long list of accomplishments he has written and illustrated: "The Great Trail Ride" A Cowboy's Faith, "Reflections of a Horseman",  "Prayers Along the Trail", "Wide Open Spaces", "Good Ol' Cowboy Stories and "Good Ol' Cowgirl Stories. His illustrations for celebrated authors include "Child of the Promise", by Stormie Omartian and "Friend to Friend by Dee Appel.

Jack's paintings hang in prominent collections throughout the world including: The King Ranch, actor Burt Reynolds, cultural icon Dick Clark, President George W. Bush, country singer Travis Tritt, PGA Champion Hal Sutton, Governor Ann Richards, the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Exxon-Mobil.