Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

June 23

Painters John Hafen, John Fairbanks, and Lorus Pratt, having been set apart to study painting in Paris for the purpose of creating the Salt Lake Temple murals, set sail on this date (1890). Their immersion in academic painting and Impressionism at the Julian Academy sets the course for a generation of artists to study in Europe before the war and in New York City, thereafter. See Harvesting the Light: The Paris Art Mission and Beginnings of Utah Impressionism, by Linda Jones Gibbs, (Salt Lake City: Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), 1987.

Glen Nelson