Duke Beardsley was born in Denver in 1969. A fifth generation Coloradan, Duke’s
western roots run deep and are integral to the subjects he paints. Raised in Denver and on
a family cattle ranch in eastern Colorado, Duke has been drawing and painting images of
the American West as long as he can remember. His unique blend of modern art styling
and traditional western iconography parallels his “duel” upbringing and has made him a
popular favorite among fans of contemporary American western art. His work has been
featured in notable exhibitions across the United States including the Coors Western Art
Show, The Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, The CM Russell Show and the Colorado
Governor’s Invitational Art Exhibit. Collected worldwide, Duke’s work can be found in
such notable collections as the Forbes Collection, the Denver Art Museum, The Booth
Western Art Museum, the Whitney Collection at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and
the State of Colorado. Formally trained at the prestigious Art Center College of Design.
Duke lives with his wife and two daughters in Denver.