Category : MOA Artwork of the Day

February 18, 2017

Thomas Allman (1867-1943), Huckleberry Finn, c.1900, wood, 25 13/16 x 17 5/8 x 5 5/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1948. Mark Twain’s classic novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was published on this day in 1884. The book was a sequel to Twain’s novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, in which the character Huckleberry Finn […]

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February 17, 2017

J.R. Prodoggi, On the Swing (After Pierre Auguste Cot), c.1900, 11 x 8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Richard B. Oliver, 1976. French artist Pierre Auguste Cot was born on this day in 1837. Trained in painting in Toulouse and Paris, Cot made a name for himself by his portraiture work. […]

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February 16, 2017

Kenneth Price (1935-2012), Untitled​, 1977, lithograph, 24 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1978. American artist Kenneth Price was born on this day in 1935. Price is known for his creative use of ceramics as sculpture, embracing unique forms to create surrealist-esque artworks.               […]

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February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

  Charles Francois Daubigny (1817-1878), Overcast Landscape, 1875, mixed media, 7 1/4 x 9 15/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Robert C. Sloan Jr., 1974.   French painter Charles Francois Daubigny was born on this day in 1817. A pre-Impressionist painter, Daubigny met many important, younger painters in his lifetime, including […]

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