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Robert K. Duncan

Robert K. Duncan was born in Salt Lake City in 1952. Known for his narrative landscapes and rural figurative genre painting, his paintings portray the simple joys of family life. The work of the British impressionists and Soviet realists influenced Duncan. He lives in Midway, Utah .

Duncan attended the University of Utah for two years and then studied with John Clymer, Robert Lougheed, and his neighbor Ed Fraughton. His friend Valoy Eaton was also an influence. Duncan studied in Europe for two years before settling in Midway, Utah in 1976.

In 1982 Duncan was invited to join the Cowboy Artists of America, the youngest artist ever given that honor. He was awarded silver medals during the 1984 and 1985 exhibitions. Mother and Son (1987) was featured in the Springville Museum of Art spring salon.Playing With Giants (2001) is another example of his work.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Robert Duncan of Midway, Utah is a University of Utah trained realist oil painter who was born in Salt Lake City. Strongly influenced by the British impressionists and Soviet realists, he specializes in impressionist landscape and rural figurative genre. Duncan has successfully marketed prints of his nostalgic and rustic farm scenes, and is considered one of the leading painters of the American scene.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.


Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, Donna Poulton and Janie L. Rogers. 150 Year Survey Utah Art & Artists. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2002.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Art. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishing Co., 1991.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.

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