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Description - Painters of the Wasatch Mountains by Robert S. Olpin

A distinct painting development with regard to the American West's Wasatch Range emerged in the nineteenth century and continues even today. These "painters of the Wasatch" have set many precedents through their artistic interpretations of this mountain subject matter. "Painters of the Wasatch Mountains" presents a survey of those early painters who formed the movement. As natural successor to the Hudson River School in the East, the "Wasatch school" persists because of the values we associate with America's first art movement. The painters of the Wasatch are not defined by a particular style or medium but by a physical presence that has unlimited appeal and inspiration. Over 300 artworks are included, from the earliest examples of painting in the nineteenth century to works by contemporary artists. Also included are brief biographies of each artist, with occasional stylistic analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586858506
ISBN-10: 1586858505
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 270mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert S. Olpin

Robert S. Olpin is professor of Art History at the University of Utah as well as co-director of the Utah Fine Arts Institute.