Susan Terpning is active/lives in New Mexico. Susan Terpning is known for western genre, Indian figure.
Biography Susan Terpning
A resident of Silver City, New Mexico, Susan Terpning is a painter of
Plains Indian figures and their horses. Her parents encouraged
her creativity from her childhood in Connecticut. Her father, is
highly successful western painter Howard Terpning, whose commitment to
art was a major factor in her becoming a professional artist. He
later became her teacher.
As a child, she continually drew
Indian subjects, but in college at Drew University in Madison, New
Jersey, she majored in anthropology and then married and moved to
Maryland from where she continued her anthropology interests by serving
as a guide at the Smithsonian Institution. But she needed income,
so her father suggested she turn to painting
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