July 25, 2017
Bent Franklin Larsen (1882-1970), Devil’s Gate in Wyoming, c.1935, oil on canvas, 32 1/8 x 40 1/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.
Today’s Artwork of the Day features a summer landscape of one of the most iconic natural features in Wyoming, Devil’s Gate. This landmark was an important checkpoint for many travelers in the 1800s, traveling across the plains, including the Mormon pioneers.
Utah artist Bent Franklin Larsen’s oil painting of the landscape captures the grandeur and beauty of this unique natural landmark.