Lynda Lanker, an artist from Kansas City , Missouri was born in 1943 Growing up in Wichita Kansas, a cowboy town for sure, she attended the Wichita State University and majored in painting and earned a bachelor's degree in art education. Lynda was inspired to become an artist as a child and began her career as a middle school art teacher.
Lynda was married to a Pulitzer prize winning photographer Brian lanker. In Lynda's early 30s her and husband moved to Oregon and she concentrated more on her art. She earned a reputation as a portrait painter during the 70s and 90s. I especially like the "Tough by Nature" series of women ranchers and cowgirls in American west.