LeConte Stewart is one of my favorite early Utah artists and regrettably I never met him, even though he only passed away in 1990. I do have a couple of close friends who knew him quite well and between them, regular meetings with the Art Nurdz and conversations […]
Tom Alder, a Salt Lake City native, left a 30-year mortgage banking career in 2009 to open Alderwood Fine Art, specializing in early Utah art. He held an MA in Art History, taught at the University of Utah, and served on various boards in the cultural community. He died in 2018.
Kennedy. Belushi. Olpin. I still mourn. Those of us who are senior enough remember where we were when we heard about the shots in Dallas. I remember when I first heard the news of John Belushi’s death and I’m still not sure if I’m sad or mad at […]
Feature: Alder’s Accounts Art That’ll Spook You by Tom Alder It may come as no surprise to most Utahns that we are ingrained with superstitions, folklore and other lies—oh, that sounds terrible. After all, most folklore is true, right? Perhaps it is because Utah remains the “Crossroads of […]
No one who has ever seen the movies “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” can deny that they have a fascination with Devil‘s Tower and Mount Rushmore, and I am no exception. I have owned an Infiniti with one of those gizmos that maps out […]
Whenever someone asks me how I go about collecting early Utah art, I tell them my three rules: 1) I must like the particular artwork, 2) I must admire the artist and 3) (optional) an interesting story or provenance connected to the particular work of art will […]