Utah women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were formidable: they traveled the world, led art movements and artist societies, and advocated for the importance of artmaking and collecting to a broader Utah public. These women were not wallflowers. They were actively engaged in creating community, meaning and transformation through the visual arts.
If for no other reason than that health insurance isn’t cheap, good sense would suggest that for love artists should look outside their own immediate circle — say, to lawyers and doctors and such. But stodgy, clean-cut Good Sense is no match for the shock and awe campaigns […]
One of the monumental challenges in researching early Utah artists is that regardless of how talented the artist may have been or how many paintings he or she may have created during a lifetime, frequently there is precious little written about them. The researcher of primary material may […]