Deuter grew up on a ranch in South Dakota. Along with three brothers and two sisters (and his parents), he chased cattle, mended fences, hunted and fished. “My brother Casey runs the ranch now and Jim, who is also an artist (as is his wife Pati Deuter), still works it some.” (The other brother is a state trooper as well as a cowboy.) “I knew early on that I wanted to be an artist,” Deuter says. “When we were little, our parents bought us kids reams of paper instead of coloring books. I had a big advantage. I didn’t have to stay inside of the lines.”
He’s making art, and doing it his way. Buffalo, wild west, ranch life — all of these are at the heart of his work. He leads artist shoots, begining in South Dakota, continued in Colorado when he moved here in 1988 to be closer to Santa Fe and the the artists’ markets. Dan’s work sells nationally and internationally, although the majority of his art markets are within a day’s drive of his home: part studio, part living quarters and part prop for the photo shoots.
Read more about Dan in two articles published in the Silver Stage. One in 2010, the most recent in 2019. One thing is clear when you read them: An accomplished artist, buffalo hunter, and visual storyteller of the old west, Dan Deuter is still drawing outside the lines.