Synopses & Reviews
Celebrating the exhibits of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Church History Museum, LeConte Stewart Masterworks is the most comprehensive monograph highlighting the artist's 75-year career. This volume will establish Stewart in the national conversation on Regionalist and American scene art.
LeConte Stewart (1891-1990) spent much of his early life in the shadows of the iconic natural splendors of southern Utah. But it was smalltown life, notably in Kaysville and the farms and urban landscapes in Davis County, that captured his imagination. Stewart created images of Utah and the West, once epic and intimate, and though he studied with a number of important American artists, he internalized the technique and philosophy of John Carlson. He later passed this on to his students while he was chair of the Art Department at the University of Utah. Stewart was highly regarded by the art community and cultivated enduring friendships with some of the greats of the time, including Maynard Dixon. Wallace Stegner likened Stewart's Depression Era work to that of Edward Hopper, who LeConte acknowledged as an important influence.
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One of Utah's most accomplished and beloved artists. -Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Utah artist LeConte Stewart (1891-1990) created images of Utah and the West at once epic and intimate. His farms, deserts, and urban landscapes capture a region and an era. Influenced by John Carlson, Maynard Dixon, and Edward Hopper, Stewart is a valued and important voice in this period of American art. This long-awaited volume includes more than 300 paintings, many never before seen or brought together in one work.
Includes essays by Mary Muir, Donna Poulton, Robert Davis, James Poulton, and Vern Swanson. It also features an introduction by noted American art scholar, curator, and collector William Gerdts.
Mary Muir is one of the foremost authorities on LeConte Stewart and his work, and the author of LeConte Stewart: The Education of the Artist and the Artist- Educator.
Donna Poulton, Ph.D., is a curator of the art of Utah and the West at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Robert Davis is curator of art for the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City.
James Poulton, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Salt Lake City.
Vern Swanson is director of the Springfield Museum of Art in Utah.