The exhibition Final Light: V. Douglas Snow in Retrospect is now open!
The UMFA, along with the Salt Lake Art Center, is pleased to present Final Light: V. Douglas Snow in Retrospect, a collaborative exhibition celebrating the work of eminent Utah artist Doug Snow (1927-2009). A painter, printmaker, and professor, Snow lived and worked in Utah’s red rock country for over half a century.
Snow began his formal art training in 1946 at the American Art School and Columbia University in New York City, and finished his degrees at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After concluding his studies, he moved back to his home state of Utah to paint Capitol Reef’s mesas and mountains. In 1957, Snow was featured in Life magazine, establishing him as a nationally recognized artist at the age of 28. He became a devoted educator, working as a professor in the University of Utah Department of Art for 35 years, and serving as department chair from 1966-1971.
Guest curated by artist Frank McEntire, Final Light: V. Douglas Snow in Retrospect presents defining works from Snow’s career, featuring paintings drawn from private and public collections across the West. The exhibition features work from Snow’s early Abstract Expressionist-inspired period of the 1950s, as well as later works made in the last three decades of his life,
which meld abstraction with realism to express his passion for Utah’s southern desert.
This exhibition will be on display through January 8, 2012.