Dan Mieduch was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated in 1969 with a bachelor’s of science in design from the University of Michigan. During school he worked summers in the commercial art industry, learning the trade techniques from many of the best in the business. Drafted into the U.S. Army after graduation, Mieduch served a tour of duty as a medic and ambulance driver in a MASH unit in Panama, Central America.
Returning to the commercial studios upon his discharge, he met his wife, Rhonda, and was simultaneously introduced to the Western fine art market when coworkers showed him Frank McCarthy’s work in a magazine ad. Mieduch and his wife settled in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1975 and began a love affair with the rich history, warm climate and people of the American West.
Mieduch says of his work, “The Western landscape and the players who acted out the history of this place are a drama we can’t get enough of. It is the mythology that makes history, our history, seem bigger than life, and that is how I try to portray it.”