Artwork of the Week: August 4, 2019

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Mahonri Young, Pines and Fisherman

Mahonri M. Young (1877-1957), Pines and Fisherman, oil on board, 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate.

Though Mahonri Young spent the majority of his long career in New York and Connecticut, he was always a Utah boy at heart and yearned for the mountains and streams of the Wasatch. Growing up in the burgeoning frontier of Salt Lake City, Mahonri recounted youthful days exploring the canyons, riding, and hunting. He explained, “My father was a devoted follower of rod and gun. This passion was inherited by all his sons … As a growing-up boy, practically all my thoughts were of fishing and hunting and camping.” We commemorate Mahonri’s birthday on August 9 with this impressionist-inspired scene of a canyon stream.

Visit In the Arena: The Art of Mahonri Young now open at the BYU Museum of Art!

Recent Posts
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search

css.phpLee Greene Richards, Convalescence, 1922Mark Markov-Grinberg, Old Man of the Volga River