A.B. Wright

Regular price $1,700.00

Oil on board, 17" wide by 24" high.

This portrait is unsigned, but can be attributed to Wright, not only as it was purchased as a part of a collection of his work, as well as attributable in composition, technique, and style. 

Alma Brockerman Wright 1875-1952

"A. B. Wright was born in Salt Lake City in 1875. A contemporary of Lee Greene Richards, he exhibited his artwork in early-century Paris salons. He died in France in 1952.

Wright studied at Latter-day Saints College (1892–95) and at the University of Utah (1895–96) where his instructors were J. T. Harwood and Herman Haag.He then left for Paris where he studied at the Académie Julian, and at the Académie Colorissi.

In the 1920s he painted murals for the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arizona, Canada, and Hawaii.  Quai Pontoise (1930) and Old Farm in Coleville (1926) are an example of his work from this period."

- Utah Artists Project, adapted from "Artists of Utah"