Dan Mieduch was born in Detroit and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in design from the University of Michigan. During school he worked summers in the commercial art industry, learning the techniques of the trade 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.
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. Moving west in 1975, Mieduch and his wife settled in Scottsdale, Arizona, and began a love affair with the rich history, warm climate and people of the American West.
Of his work, Mieduch says, “The most challenging and compelling aspect of my paintings is capturing the warmth of the sun, the vast expanses of space, and the moods and feelings the atmosphere imparts on the people, animals, and geography.”