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Doug Snow: Printmaker

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V. Douglas Snow Untitled intaglio/etching 1995 Utah State Fine Art Collection


This work on paper is part of a series the Division of Arts & Museums purchased in 1995 entitled “Out of Print.” This series represents 25 of Utah’s finest professional artists (including Snow) using the medium of printmaking. In the early 1990s, master printers Wayne Kimball, Todd Frye and Doug Himes provided an opportunity for their students at BYU to observe working artists confronting and solving problems in their studios. In many cases, such as with Snow, the artists had mastered other media, but had no prior experience in printmaking. Each artist worked collaboratively with the master printers at BYU to explore printmaking mediums while creating a limited edition print for this exhibit.

Snow is best known for his distinctive murals and paintings found in public buildings and private businesses across Utah. He is recognized for his rich, romantic landscapes and abstract-expressionist style that was popular in the 1950’s when he was fully engaged in his work.

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