Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Robert A. Kercher

Robert A. Kercher was born on October 22, 1943 in Mandan, North Dakota. His family lived in Jamestown, North Dakota since he was five years old. He graduated from Jamestown High School and Jamestown College with a degree in Art and History certified in Education. He moved to Great Falls and started teaching in 1965. He taught there for fourteen years during that time he was also head of the art department for four years. In 1973 he got his Masters of Art Degree from Montana State University in Bozeman in printmaking and painting. Bob Kercher went full time as an artist in 1979.

He has received many awards including being the Featured Artist at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show in 1998 in Seattle, Washington; and the Featured Artist at the Portland Audubon Society's 100th Anniversary Show in 2002. His work has been featured in Southwest Art, Wildlife Art, and Montana Outdoors. Over the years he has done several cover designs for Montana Outdoors. He has had work juried into the C. M. Russell Art Auction since 1976. President Ronald Reagan received one of his paintings in 1989 and decorative Easter Eggs were also created by Bob Kercher for the White House.

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