Thayer Carter is a painter and printmaker whose work has been inspired by over 40 years of travels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia and South America. His pictures, on paper and canvas, are strongly influenced by early American Modernists, ranging from Lyonel Feininger and Charles Sheeler to Lynd Ward and Rockwell Kent. The landscapes that attract him come from both the natural and built environment, and are as diverse in their subject matter as the villagescapes of northern New Mexico, the jungles of Asia and the Carribean, scenes of urban Europe and the coastline of the North Atlantic.
Carter attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Art Students League in New York. His work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Seattle, Santa Fe and Cuenca, Ecuador, with work published in the United States and Europe. He is a recipient of a fellowship from Vermont Studio Center and Artist-in-Residence of The Rooms and Landfall Trust, Newfoundland. Carter was Head Fabricator for the Exhibitions Division of the Museum of New Mexico for 18 years. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his family.