Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

August 28

Mabel Pearl Frazer, an influential artist and teacher at the University of Utah, was born on this day (1887). Her vibrantly-colored paintings were modern in spirit and drew from her love of her environment and religion. She wrote, "The vitality of art is life. All great art must have roots deep in a native soil. It can neither be borrowed nor lent. Things expressed without deep convictions can never be greatly convincing, rarely are they more than bits of superficial pettiness. That briefly, sums up my philosophy of art, and I try to live up to it." https://www.lib.utah.edu/collections/utah-artists/UAP-Mabel-Frazer.php

Glen Nelson