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Terry Avon Redlin | Landscape Wildlife painter

Terry Avon Redlin (July 11, 1937 - April 24, 2016) was an American artist, popular for painting outdoor themes and wildlife, often pictured in twilight, as widely collected as prints. For eight consecutive years, 1991 through 1998, Redlin was named America's Most Popular Artist in annual gallery surveys conducted by U.S. Art magazine.

Redlin was born and raised in Watertown, South Dakota. He earned a degree from the St. Paul School of Associated Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, and spent 25 years working in commercial art as a layout artist, graphic designer, illustrator and art director.
Redlin's painting "Winter Snows" appeared on the cover of The Farmer magazine in 1977. Two years later, he left his job as a commercial artist to paint full-time until his abrupt retirement in 2007 when Redlin was placed in a nursing home due to complications with Alzheimer's disease.

  • Legacy

Built in 1997, the Redlin Art Center in Watertown is devoted to his works. The Art Center is visible from Interstate 29. The Terry Redlin Elementary School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was named in his honor.

  • Personal life

In 1956, he married Helene Marie Langenfeld when they were both only 19 years old and together they have three children.  In 2007, Terry retired from painting due to his personal struggles with Alzheimer's Disease.
Redlin died in Watertown, South Dakota on April 24, 2016 at the age of 78 due to complications of dementia.