T Robert (Bob) Dycus

Date of Birth

January 27, 1947

Date of Death

June 29, 2023

City of Death

Ivins, UT

Bob’s journey through life began in Lima, Ohio, and ended in a small Utah town called Kanab. A long-time Santa Barbara resident, Bob and his life partner, Teresa, moved in 2014 to the redrock country of Utah to be amid the beauty of the Southwest. A talented and multifaceted artist, Bob loved to paint the distinctive landscape around him; deserts and mesas, rivers and clouds.

Following high school, Bob’s journey ran through Vietnam. His experiences as a combat soldier affected him through the rest of his life. He credited the Vet Center in Santa Barbara for enabling him to come to terms with the horrors he witnessed.

After the Army, Bob turned to art. He went to college and then to grad school, earning several degrees in art. But being an artist is a tough career choice, so he used his talents and skills in a variety of jobs. He met Teresa while working at the Museum of Natural History, where he was an exhibits curator. His greatest joys were the many outdoor adventures they had traveling the west.

Moving to the desert and painting its landscapes fulfilled his dreams of living in beauty and painting the desert’s sublime grandeur.

Bob leaves behind Teresa, their dog Kiva, and countless loving friends he made along the way. A celebration of his life will be planned for the fall in Kanab


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