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LECONTE STEWART

LeConte Stewart (April 15, 1891 – June 6, 1990) is a prominent Utah artist primarily known for his unidealized landscapes of rural Utah.  Steward studied at the University of Utah, the Art Students League in New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Stewart was the head of the Art Department at the University of Utah and lived in Kaysville, Utah for many years. He could often be found painting or sketching outside. 

 

During his art study, Stewart pursued a teaching career, starting in 1911 when he became an elementary teacher in the Murray City Schools. He then taught in several Utah school districts including Davis County, Salt Lake, and Ogden. He left Ogden Senior High School to become chairman of the Art Department at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he retired in 1956 as professor emeritus. 

Bountiful Davis Art Center is delighted to announce that the Utah Division of Arts & Museums acquired three pieces by LeConte Stewart for the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection:

Road, West Kaysville (1976), pastel
Roy Webster's Barn and Silo (1976), pastel
Arizona, Desert Ranch (1934), lithograph

This generous act not only celebrates the rich legacy of LeConte Stewart but also reinforces our shared commitment to preserving and promoting important Utah artists' work within the public sphere.

By incorporating these pieces into their collection, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums ensures that Stewart's work remains accessible to a broad audience, allowing residents across the state to experience the beauty and historical significance of this celebrated Utah artist. 

This collaboration deepens the commitment of both the Bountiful Davis Art Center and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums to make art accessible to all and strengthens our community’s pride in Utah’s artistic endeavors. Stewart's work will continue to enrich our creative heritage and foster a broader appreciation for Utah artists. 

We extend our thanks to the Utah Division of Arts & Museums for preserving these treasures of our shared artistic heritage. Their commitment allows these works to continue to inspire and educate future generations.

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