Born: July 1, 1940, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Terry Fenton studied art in the late 1950s at Regina College under members of the Regina Five. In 1962 he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in English literature.
Since 1965 he has worked extensively as a curator and public art gallery director. From 1972 to 1988 he served as director of The Edmonton Art Gallery. His accomplishments there included close and stimulating relations with the Edmonton art community, a challenging exhibition program, and the establishment of a collection of regional and international contemporary art unique in Canada. From 1988 to 1993 he served as artistic director of the Leighton Foundation, south of Calgary, where he established a series of guest residencies for landscape painters. From 1993 to 1997 he served as director of the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. Since that time he has pursued a career as a landscape painter, with occasional forays into art writing and web design.