“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.
Jack Sorenson’s work has been featured on the covers of more than five dozen western magazines, including Western Horseman, Beef, The Cattleman, The Quarter Horse Journal, and Today’s Horse, and feature articles on his work have been published in Southwest Art, Persimmon Hill, Western Horseman and Western Art Collector, among many others. In 1996, Sorenson ‘s work was picked up by Leanin’ Tree Greeting Card Company and he is today one of their best selling artists. In addition, his paintings have been licensed for prints, jig-saw puzzles, and wall hangings.
ARTIST . HUSBAND . FATHER . GRANDFATHER