Isaac, Terry

Isaac, Terry

Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from some of the country’s biggest names in Western art.

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Terry Isaac
1958 – 2019

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED wildlife artist Terry Isaac had planned to participate in this year’s Quest, but passed away unexpectedly in July. He was known for drawing inspiration from his own backyard, and from the captivating vistas of the Northwest where he began to create dramatic wildlife art.  A professional artist for over thirty years, Terry’s realistic wildlife art was known for his attention to detail and the magical moments created by the dramatic light nature provides.

Passionate about his art, Terri Isaac once said, “When it is my time to leave this world, I wish to do so knowing that I have left paintings that inspire others to appreciate the true wonder and beauty of the natural world.”

We have no doubt that Isaac accomplished his wish and we’re honored that one of his final paintings, Mystic Encounters, will be available for purchase and on view for all to see during Quest this year.

Notable Awards and Achievements
2016       Ducks Unlimited Canada, National Art Portfolio (also 2013, 2012, 2011)
2008      St. George Art Museum, A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park, Jurors’ Award
1998       Artists for Conservation, Pacific Rim Wildlife and Western Art Show, Artist of the Year
1991       New York Duck Stamp, Winning Artist

Artists for Conservation
Society of Animal Artists
Western Artists of America

Selected Publications
The Best of Wildlife Art, by Rachel Rubin Wolf (North Light Books, 1997)
Painting Birds Step by Step, by Barton Rulon (North Light Books, 1998)
Painting the Drama of Wildlife Step by Step (North Light Books, 1998)
Wild About Babies: What the Animals Teach Us About Parenting, by Jack Hanna (Harvest House Publishers, 2004)

Gallery Representation
Big Horn Galleries, Cody, Wyoming, and Tubac, Arizona
The Legacy Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma