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Induction Category & YearArts and Entertainment 1981
Home TownRee Heights, SD

   Dan Deuter
Champion of Excellence

 Dan Deuter was reared on a ranch near Ree Heights, South Dakota and began painting at the age of 20. Starting out as a hobby, Deuter began selling his artwork at shows and eventually parlayed his hobby into a fulltime career. In 1977, he teamed up with artist Cat Deuter (whom he married and later divorced) and the pair worked together for several years before going their separate ways.

Deuter, who now makes his home in western Colorado, spent some time as a horse wrangler and often draws inspiration from that experience and time spent on trail rides for his artwork. Dan's western scenes, depicting Indians, mountain men, and cowboys are done mainly in alkyds on gessoed panels. His paintings hang in collections throughout the United States and Canada as well as southwestern art galleries in Santa Fe and Rapid City. Deuter's work has been featured on the covers of national magazines and he is the recipient of several awards for his paintings. In 1981, he and Cat Deuter were named South Dakota's Artists of the Year.

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