Utah native Robert Duncan began painting at the age of eleven, when his grandmother gave him a set of oil paints. Every summer, Robert would go to stay with his grandmother and grandfather on their ranch. The time there led to his deep appreciation of the countryside, farm life, and animals. It was only natural that this love would come through in his art.
After high school, he studied at the University of Utah and then spent time working as a commercial artist. Eventually, he turned his full attention toward western fine art as a career and found quick success. He was inducted into the Cowboy Artists of America at a very young age and has won medals at their annual exhibition. Robert, his wife Linda, and their six children continue to live in Northern Utah, where he draws on daily life as inspiration for his paintings. He has said that his joy and satisfaction come from the fact that he paints what he loves.