August 16, 2016

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Paul Salisbury (1903-1973), The Prospector, c.1955, oil, 28 x 36 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of J. Rulon and Fern Morgan, 1974.

 

This piece commemorates this day in 1896, when a fisherman found gold while salmon fishing in Canada, sparking the Yukon Gold Rush, one of the last great gold rushes in the Western North America.

 

                                                                         

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