Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Jan. 12

A group of nine artists whose modern works had been victims of censorship and criticism, including George Dibble, Calvin Fletcher, and Henry Rasmussen, wrote a document that came to be known as the "Modern Art Manifesto." Based on its philosophies of developing Modernism in Utah, the Utah State Art Center held an exhibition surrounding this day (1942) to show what they were trying to achieve. "George Dibble and the Struggle for Modern Art in Utah," by Sarah Dibble, Brigham Young University, 2012, p. 33.

Glen Nelson