Archie B. Teater,
raised in Hagerman, Idaho
in poverty as a child and young man.
After attending art school in the early 1920's at the
Portland Art Museum in Oregon, he found work as a trail
blazer for what is now Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
summer of 1928, Archie Teater ventured for the first time
into Jackson Hole, Wyoming to paint the Grand Tetons.
visit initiated a lifelong love affair with the Teton Range,
and he spent virtually every summer thereafter in Jackson
Hole for the rest of his life.
He got his name, “Teton Teater,”
while living in a tent along the shores of Jenny Lake.
There, the artist exhibited his paintings by leaning them
1956 he built the Archie Teater Studio in Bliss, the only
Frank Lloyd Wright house in the state of Idaho and spent
much of the last 20 years of his life traveling and painting
in more than 100 countries.
died with a substantial estate, and his large personal
collection of paintings was left to a foundation for
Oil ■ 16" x 26" image size
$ 950 custom framed