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Tucker Smith was born in Minnesota and raised in Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1963 with a degree in mathematics and a minor in art.
Smith lives on the Hoback Rim in western Wyoming, surrounded by wildlife and the mountain atmosphere that he enjoys. He prefers a variety of subject matters for his paintings, with most of his work depicting contemporary scenes that often include local wildlife, which he studies in great detail. He strives for accurate values and color, and puts great importance on sense of place.
Tucker Smith is considered a master studio painter and is recognized as an accomplished plein-air artist. He spends much of his time in the backcountry with his fellow artists.
He has exhibited at most of the major art shows in the United States and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Prix de West Purchase Award and the Robert M. Lougheed (Artists’ Choice) Memorial Award at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. At the Autry National Center of the American West’s 2009 Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, he won the James R. Parks Trustees’ Purchase Award and the Bob Kuhn Memorial Wildlife Award, both given for his painting Wyoming Sky. At the 2007 Masters, he received the Trustees’ Purchase Award for Aspen Draw, and he received the Trustees’ Purchase Award at the 2000 Masters for his painting Plains Monarch. All three paintings are now part of the Autry’s permanent collection. Smith and his wife, Jean, have a wonderful home in Pinedale, Wyoming, that overlooks some of the most beautiful wilderness areas of the country.
Tucker Smith is represented by Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Giclée reproductions of his work are available through Greenwich Workshop dealers