Born in Salt Lake City, Robert Duncan became a representational painter of western figure, genre, and landscape and settled in Midway, Utah in 1976. He spent most of his youth on family ranches in the upper Green River area of Wyoming. He attended the University of Utah for two years and then began painting full time. He studied with John Clymer, Robert Lougheed, and Edward Fraughton, who was his neighbor.
The youngest artist ever asked to join the , he dropped his membership because he has never been a joiner of organizations, but he continued painting ranch and farm life.
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