Although Texas artist Jack Sorenson was born in 1954, he grew up living the scenes of the Wild West that he now paints. As a kid on his father’s dude ranch and frontier town on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon, his various jobs included gunfighter and stagecoach driver. “I’ve known all my life that I was going to be an artist,” he says. After his first one-man show sold out in 1974, Sorenson opted for painting full time.
Jack’s paintings have been used as the covers for more than three dozen western magazines, including Beef, The Cattleman, The Quarter Horse Journal, Today’s Horse and Western Horseman. He is one of the best selling artists for “Leanin’ Tree” Christmas and greeting cards with more than ten million cards sold.
Feature articles on his work have appeared in Southwest Art, Persimmon Hill, Artists of the Rockies and the Golden West, Beef, Western Horseman and Western Art Collector. Harvest House Publishing has produced two books of his paintings, “Growing Up Cowboy,” and “Everything I know I Learned From My Grandpa.” Jack’s original oils are handled by Joe Wade Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.