Terry Redlin Announces Retirement
WATERTOWN, S.D. June 29, 2007
– After a lifetime of artistic achievements, Terry Redlin
has announced his retirement from painting and print signing. Redlin, who is widely known as “America’s Favorite Artist,” has accomplished what he set out to do. “I wanted to tell stories with my paintings, to remember the experiences of my youth, and to imagine and capture forever events that have been related to me by older folks I have had the pleasure of knowing,” said Redlin. “America’s rural past, in my eyes, was a wonderful place full of both beauty and opportunity. How fortunate I’ve been to spend my life creating memories of those distant times for others to enjoy.”
And how fortunate we have been to experience his rare talent. Beginning with the 1977 release of “Winter Snows,” Terry Redlin enthusiasts have collected over 2 million art prints and an even greater number of collectibles and home décor products—all inspired by his unique artistic talent.
“We all wish Terry the very best in his well-deserved retirement,” said Randy Eggenberger, president of Wild Wings. “He has touched the lives of so many people with his nostalgic images of rural America. It is comforting to know that his art will live on in many new forms for the enjoyment of all in years to come.” Please note that many Terry Redlin signed print editions remain available at their original issue price at this time—but in limited quantities. No additional prints will be signed and there will be no new paintings.
Terry would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the countless dealers and collectors who have supported him throughout his career. He takes great satisfaction in knowing that his work will continue to inspire others and that the future release of new Terry Redlin products will support his two most cherished causes—the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD, and the preservation and restoration of rural America.
Terry is looking forward to enjoying his retirement in the home he built on a spot he fished from as a young boy. It took him a lifetime of work to get back to the shores of Lake Kampeska in Watertown. Redlin noted, “An American novelist once told us that you ‘can’t go home again.’ He was wrong. In my mind, I never left home, even when physically away. And when I finally returned, it was a great relief. I had a deep feeling that, finally, things were going to be okay. I was reconnected to my past, and to a childhood that was magic.” Redlin plans to enjoy his retirement in Watertown surrounded by the family, friends and places that have inspired him for nearly 70 years.