Utah Landscape by Myra Louise Sawyer

By Anthonys Fine Art & Antiques


An impressionistic landscape painting by Myra Louise Sawyer (1866 - 1956), composed of delicate, soft brushstrokes, the forms integrated by a broad and light touch with pops of colour that lead the eye through the foreground and to the depth of the work as marked by the hazy mountain range. The work is signed "Myra L. Sawyer" in the bottom right.

Sawyer was a talented American figurative painter and watercolorist, and among the first female artists from Utah to receive name recognition for their work. In the early 1900s, Sawyer studied in France for six and a half years. She and fellow artist Rose Hartwell were in Giverney, France where Sawyer observed and learned from Edouard Monet. Sawyer had returned to Utah by 1910, when she began work as an art instructor at the University of Utah under Edwin Evans, before moving on to teach at Salt Lake's Rowland Hall. Exhibiting in Paris in the American Girl's Club Show of 1912, Sawyer had two miniatures accepted at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at the same time, as well as displaying watercolor work in a 1913 exhibition presented at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.

12 x 16 in.