"I think great paintings should tell a story, should involve the viewer. So much of Western Art today depicts a cowboy or Indian riding across a landscape. I think we as Western Artists have the opportunity to do so much more." -Jack
Though born in 1954, Jack Sorenson grew up living the Old West lifestyle that he now depicts in his work. Coming of age living and working at Six Gun City, a dude ranch and frontier town in the style of the Old West situated on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon and owned by his father, Sorenson was deeply embedded with a love for the stories and imagery that characterized the Old West, and which continues to motivate him to this day.
Whereas other teenagers spent their adolescence working in retail or fast food, Sorenson worked as a stagecoach driver, a performance gunfighter, and a horse trainer. A naturally gifted artist since childhood, Sorenson began painting full-time in 1974. After his first one-man show sold out that same year, Sorenson committed himself to a career in art and never looked back.
It takes a village.
Artist. Husband. Father. Grandfather
Jack Sorenson has been painting the Palo Duro Canyon since he was sixteen years old and he is currently an active member of the Cowboy Artist of America (CA).
Chief Happiness Officer
You know the ole' saying...Happy wife. ;-) Jeanne has been married to Jack for 30 years and handles all things that don't involve painting!
Rich Wiseman, LLC licenses artwork to publishers and manufacturers around the world, and has been licensing artwork for Jack for over two decades.
Joe Garcia III
Chief Tech Officer and Licensing Agent
jpegJoe Licensing, LLC helps Jack manage all things digital/tech and recently came onboard to help Jack after his Facebook account was hacked. Joe and his team will also help manage all social media & marketing efforts for Jack starting in January 2022.
A little documentary about Jack
How it all got started...
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