Terry Redlin has given the world a great gift with his ability to capture the memories so many of us share from our childhood and life in America. Visitors from all over the world can visit Redlin’s hometown and collection of over 150 original oil paintings at the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD. The museum is open year-round and admission is free.
In June of 2007, Terry announced his retirement from painting and print signing to the home he built on a spot he fished from as a boy on the shores of Lake Kampeska in Watertown. Terry noted, “An American novelist once told us that you ‘can’t go home again.’ He was wrong. In my mind, I never left home even when physically away. And when I finally returned, it was a great relief. I was reconnected to my past and to a childhood that was magic.” Terry enjoyed his retirement surrounded by the family, friends and the places that have inspired him for nearly 70 years.
Terry passed away on April 24, 2016, leaving behind a lifetime of artistic achievements and many windows displaying his creativity, love for the outdoors and commitment to conservation.