March 31, 2017


John La Farge (1835-1910), The Ascension, 1888, watercolor, 17 x 17 1/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. N. Larry Agle, 1974.

American artist John La Farge was born on this day in 1835. He is most well known for his commissioned murals for government and religious buildings, including the State of Massachusetts Supreme Court Building and Trinity Church in Boston.