Dan Mieduch, b. 1947, Detroit, Michigan, (United States) Dan Mieduch was drawing by the age of seven. During high school, he took evening art classes and began working in both oils and watercolors. Dan's family owned a tavern and hotel in Clinton, Michigan. His father's bar was Dan's first "gallery" where he presented and sold his wildlife paintings to patrons for forty dollars apiece. This farming community gave Dan a deep appreciation of beauty of the land, the light of early mornings and the deep hues of summer sunsets. Dan Mieduch earned a B.S. Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Michigan in 1969 and then served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for eighteen months as a command artist for the Southern Command in the Panama Canal Zone. Dan completed several historical paintings for area museums while in Panama. Following his military career, Dan worked for several commerical art studios in Detroit where he met his wife Rhonda. It was during this time that Dan learned the disciple needed to succeed in the art business. In 1975 Dan decided to run his attention to becoming a western fine art artist. He focused on what he precieved as a simpler time - the early 20th century American frontier. Dan and Rhonda felt that a move to Phoenix, Arizona would better serve his artistic interests and the relocation proved to be the start of a very successful career.